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Following my marriage I moved to Kwinana in 2000 as it was where my husband was currently living. It didn’t take too long before we purchased KWN number plates for our cars to make it clear we were here to stay. We moved from Leda to Homestead Ridge and recently built in Providence. Not a lover of city living this seemed to answer all our wishes of a country town feel with open spaces but infrastructure bursting forth. 18 years later the growth have been inspiring and transforming.
We are both actively involved in Kwinana as Rotarians and I am member of the tennis club and volunteer with Chorus as a driver. We have children and grandchildren living close by.
As a former teacher my interest in becoming a councillor stemmed from wanting to learn more aboutcouncil, how decisions were made and the policies and constraints that apply. Then I wanted to helppeople understand the role of councils and help in solving problems for members of the community. This prompted me to join committees relating to youth, access and inclusion and multi-cultural groups as well as health and wellbeing initiatives.
Environmental issues and waste management have been important for many years and where possible I have supported in a balanced manner the retention of as much green space in Kwinana and positive waste reduction through education. The needs of the elderly and people with disabilities have grown out of my experiences while volunteering and the care of family in times of need.
My husband and I are both actively involved in Kwinana as Rotarians with each of us holding positions on the board. I am a member of the Tennis Club which is part of my fitness regime along with walking as much as possible.
Each week my role changes to one of volunteer with Chorus as a driver transporting clients to appointments, a position I really enjoy and learn a great deal from.
All these interests bring a variety of aspects to my role of Elected Member and I feel rewarded by the opportunities I have been given especially when in the company of any of the exceptional community groups that represent their respective suburb. I thank them for their warm welcomes and sharing of each unique entity.