Welcome!!! I have been an elected Councillor at Maroondah City Council since 2008. I served as the Mayor for the City in 2012-2013. I am a prolific public speaker having presented at local, national, and International conferences on development, community engagement, women in government, building resilience and embracing change and leadership. I have over 25 years of experience in state, federal and local government both in Australia and the USA. I hold a Bachelor of Political Science, a Master of Arts in Public Administration and two Grad Certs, one in Planning and one in Migration Law and Practice.