Maari Ma Peak
The Maari Ma Peak Health Council
is the title given to the Maari Ma Board of Directors. The Board is
comprised of a democratically elected Aboriginal representative from
each of 7 communities in the Maari Ma catchment area and are elected
for three-year terms. Elections occur every third year at the Annual
General Meeting and all full members are eligible to vote.
The current Peak Health
Councillors are key members of each of their communities. They have
each established local community planning committees, which they
chair. These committees consult with their local community to develop
a plan for Aboriginal health issues they would like addressed in their
The Peak Health Council is
responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation
and for raising issues in their communities that should be addressed
by the executive staff.
The Peak Health Council meets at
least 4 times a year (often more) and they receive reports from all
senior staff that have key areas of responsibility in the
organisation. The Peak Health Council also receives a Financial Report
at each meeting.
The Peak Health Councillors both
individually and collectively bring to Maari Ma many years of
experience in working or directing the activities of Aboriginal
organisations. This experience has helped shape the organisation and
ensures that Maari Ma maintains its focus on community needs.