Later this year, Griffith will have one of the largest contingents of representatives at the Local Government NSW conference.
The annual event is a key part of the policy setting agenda for councils around the state.
They'll be talking about issues that relate to roads, rates and rubbish and they'll also be talking about which issues need to be raised with the state government.
Basically, there will be plenty of talk.
Griffith City Council gets three votes to help decide the policy priorities of the local government's peak body, but this year they're going to face some tough decisions.
While council has delegated the mayor John Dal Broi, Anne Napoli and Brian Simpson as the voting members, there no doubt will be some robust debate as Glen Andreazza, Deb Longhurst and Rina Mercuri talk about the issues.
You've got to wonder though, when the original staff recommendation was for the mayor to attend along with three other councillors, how the list of attendees grew so quickly.
The conference will be an opportunity for councillors to learn what happens outside of Griffith which will be valuable.
For the newest member of council, Cr Andreazza, it will be a good learning experience to see how where local government sits in the food chain. And we can hope that all attendees return with new ideas to help drive Griffith forward.
It will be a costly endeavour with attendees charged $840 per ticket and while it sounds steep, it's fairly common for multi-day conferences in Sydney. But that's not including airfares, accommodation and meals.
So we're still wondering how a body of elected officials, which are elected to make good, sensible decisions, failed to make a decision on who to send to a conference.
Councillors have a serious role to play and taking the 'everyone gets a go' option isn't ideal, often their job is to pick winners and losers.
There's a vast level of experience among many councillors and here they seem unable to apply that wisdom in making a pretty basic decision.
It only reinforces the view that Griffith has too many councillors and makes voters wonder whether they're capable of making the right decisions on matters which are of far more consequence.