Background and Experience
As a Councillor for almost two terms, previous three terms as Mayor and a background in local government, business, education, seniors’ issues and health and fitness, I am keen to use my experience to work with the community.
My priority is to seek Council balance between ensuring the City stays fiscally strong and meets community expectations. I have a particular interest in preserving public open space and ensuring our sporting clubs and community organisations remain an integral part of our community recreation and wellbeing focus.
University educated with a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education, self employed with years of business experience as well as considerable involvement in the recreational fitness industry, I understand the importance in supporting our business community to continue to prosper as well as providing opportunities for residents to pursue both work and healthy active options within the City of Melville.
I currently Chair three retirement villages' Advisory Boards which gives me a broad understanding of issues pertaining to seniors and their needs as well as understanding the importance of keeping our community age friendly.
I was instrumental in setting up Neighbourhood Watch in the City of Melville through cooperation with WA Police and while I was Mayor, the Community Security Service commenced.
As a previous Mayor for the City of Melville, Rotary acknowledged my community work with a Paul Harris Fellow Award.