For over 10 years before being elected, I served with Skillshare as a committee member then as Chairman as well as a member of the Australia Day committee and on the Kwinana Recreation Development Trust for 10 years (four as chairman).
I have three children, all of whom have attended Kwinana Senior High School.
I taught Metal Construction Trades subjects at TAFE from 1977 to 2011 and hold several Education Qualifications and a BEd (Bachelors Degree).
I hold AS1796 welding qualifications and have taught MIG, TIG and MMAW to advanced levels.
I taught welding metallurgy to an advanced level as well as many other subjects.
The New Opportunities for Women (NOW) course that I taught at the Peel Campus was one of my favourites.
My experience working in both the military and civilian areas with youth and adults has enabled me to communicate well with both age groups and genders.
Representation on City of Kwinana Committees
- Multicultural Advisory Action Group
- Naming of Parks, Places and Buildings Working Group
Representation on External Committees
- Alcoa Kwinana Refinery – Environmental Improvement Plan Advisory Board
- Alcoa Stakeholder Reference Group – Kwinana Long Term Residue Management Strategy
- Communities Industries Forum (Proxy)
- Joint Development Assessment Panel (Proxy)
- South West Corridor Development Foundation (SWCDeF)
- South West Group Environmental Forum
I am interested in the SES and fire brigades as our family has a history of brigade membership. My brother, son-in-law and daughter have all been members.
I am also very interested in planning to ensure the City obtains the best outcomes, not only now, but in the future.
I firmly believe we have a very experienced and capable staff within the Council to ensure the rapid growth we are currently experiencing is well managed.