My favourite saying is:
“Do what you love and you won’t have to work a day in your life.”
I have a background in journalism and public relations, and in 2007 I graduated with a Masters degree in Planning and Environment.
I’m a proud Westie, having been brought up in Sunshine and lived in Williamstown for nearly 34 years. I’m married with three grown up kids and a doting nanna to Will and Oliver.
I’m passionate about all forms of art and I co-founded the Williamstown Literary Festival, the West’s biggest and longest running writers’ festival. This year, our 13th festival broke all records in terms of ticket sales and attendances. Visit our website for a wrap-up of our fabulous June weekend.
I have never belonged to a political party, although I enjoy working with councillors of all political hues, so long as they’re in council for the right reason – to serve the wonderful people of Hobsons Bay with energy and honesty.
My many interests include reading, opera, music of all sorts, jogging (I’m founding member of the Hobsons Bay Running Club), bush-walking, conservation, watching footy, especially at the CYs, in the new grandstand of Willy Football Club and the Mighty Magpies…anywhere.
I’m passionate about the environment and I both founded and chair, the Council’s environment committee (Sustainable Environment Advisory Group); and the Arts.
I represent you on various council committees and outside boards including:
Board member, Substation Arts Centre.
Delegate, Association of Bayside Municipalities (lobby group of 10 councils fronting Port Phillip Bay;) President 2012-13.
West Metro delegate and Board member, Municipal Association of Victoria (peak body for state’s 79 councils)
Chair, MAV Arts and Culture Committee
Member Ministerial Advisory Committee reference group Yarra River legislative reform program
Hobsons Bay Council Committees:
Chair, Sustainable Environment Advisory Group
Chair, Strategic Advisory Group
Member, Hobsons Bay Audit Committee.
President and Founder, Williamstown Literary Festival
Patron, Williamstown Musical Theatre Company
Patron and member, Williamstown Congregational Cricket Club (‘Congs’)
Member, Friends of Williamstown Wetlands
Member, Point Gellibrand Parks Association
Founding member, Hobsons Bay Running Club