WHAT & WHY of my Local Government Meetings Quest

Call me crazy, and many do. Why would anyone want to visit every local council meeting in Perth, Western Australia?


As my wife says, my eyes light up when I immerse myself in the intricacies of meeting procedures. Who doesn’t love a good meeting? Whether it’s a local council meeting, a business meeting or in my role as impartial chair for difficult meetings, I find them all fascinating.


Because when the chair understands meeting procedures and processes and uses them in the correct way, issues that could be contentious dissipate, resulting in more efficient and effective meetings.

The Local Government Quest idea came about as I’m currently rewriting my Meeting Procedures Made Easy book (5th edition) so it’s relevant to modern times. You may think that using formal meeting procedures is old school and is irrelevant today. You would be partially correct, as the most efficient meetings use a blend of both formal and informal procedures to move the meeting along smoothly.


How and when to use the correct procedures is an art in itself and will be discussed in my new book.


By visiting every local council meeting in Perth, I’ll be sharing the wisdom from the best-run meetings so we all benefit. The ABC held a forum on “opportunities for reform in local government” in October 2021 and I was invited as a guest due to my Quest. The Quest has garnered other interest from the media too.


A short report on each meeting will highlight the strengths of each council meeting and also point out opportunities to increase effectiveness, all from a positive standpoint.

Who We Are


When you need good solid content with no fluff, David Price is the coach you need. His style is direct, interactive and engaging, ensuring the audience stays awake and leaves with takeaway techniques to implement that day. He is an expert presentation skills coach, meeting procedure sage, author, conference speaker and communications skills educator, able to explain complex ideas in simple terms.



I’m the ‘talent behind the talent’ at David Julian Price Consulting. When David’s in his zone of genius as a speaking and meetings coach, his eyes light up. I’m not kidding. When you love doing things that most people avoid, you know you’ve found your calling, and it’s a privilege and a delight to support my husband in this way – Denise Price


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