Roscommon County Council - Roscommon County Development Board

By: Roscommon County Development Board  05/12/2011
Keywords: local government

What is the RCDB? (Bord Forbartha Chontae Ros Comáin)

The Roscommon County Development Board is made up of 27 members who represent the key agencies and organisations involved in the delivery of services in the county.  There are four sectors specifically that the Board is obliged to draw upon for membership;

  • Local Government
  • Local Development
  • State Agencies
  • Social Partners

The role of the Board is to promote co-operation between all agencies and development groups operating in the county and oversee the development and implementation of the County’s 10 year Economic, Social and Cultural Strategy 2002 – 2012

Is the RCDB part of Roscommon County Council

The RCDB was established as part of the reform of Local Government in 2001.  The Board is an independent body funded and supported by Roscommon County Council.

The RCDB is administered from the offices of Community ad Enterprise Department of Roscommon County Council for which the Local Authority provides an operational budget.  Apart from this, the RCDB has no other source of funding.

How does the RCDB Deliver Projects with no Funding?

The preparation of a ten-year strategic plan was the first task of the RCDB when it was set up in 2001.  This involved all the agencies and organisation on the Board committing resources to the implementation of the Economic, Social and Cultural Strategic Plan.  In some cases several agencies are involved in delivering specific services or working on particular projects and in other circumstances only one or two may be involved.

Several reviews of the CDB strategy have taken place in 2006 and in 2009 and new priorities were identified.  Please see ‘Review of the RCDB Priorities 2006-2008 and Priorities for mid 2009-end 2012.

Staff of Community and Enterprise

  • Kathleen Martin, Director of Services
  • Mary Mullins Adminstrative Officer
  • Úna Ní Chuinn, Administrative Officer
  • Caitlín Conneely, Administrative Officer
  • Anita Kenny A/Senior Staff Officer
  • Amanda Scanlon, A/Staff Officer

Contact the RCDB

Tel: 090 6637325

Fax: 090 6634443

Roscommon County Development Board

Office of the Director of Community and Enterprise

Roscommon County Council

Roscommon West Business Park

Circular Road


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Roscommon County Development Board is made up of 27 members from four distinct sectors.  Representative’s from Local Government Agencies, Local Development Organisations, State Agencies and the Social Partners contribute their specific areas of expertise and experience rot he table.  Through using this approach, the objective of the Board is to improve the co-ordination of service delivery in the county.

Community Forum

North and South Roscommon Community Fora operate in County Roscommon.  They are a representative structure for all the smaller development groups that operate across the county, particularly community driven groups.  These include community development associations, tidy towns groups, community centres, heritage groups, rural tourism groups and several more.  They provide a huge level of support and assistance to the groups that operate in their areas and as such are a great asset to the County Development Board and the County in general.

The Roscommon Community Fora support worker service North and South of County Roscommon.

Mr. Howard Preston, Abbey Street, Roscommon Phone 087 9954993.

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