I am both humbled and appreciative
that the community in Division 1 has put its trust in me again and returned
me unopposed at the 2016 Council election. I pleged to continue to
as I possibly
can for you.I remain totally committed to Division 1 and our growing community.
I am honoured to have been your councillor for the past two terms and I give you my assurance that I will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that we get our share of council funds as we address the challenges thrown up by the ongoing growth and development of our area.
Together we have achieved a lot in the past eight years and thanks to your support, we can continue to make improvements and progress in the next four.
Some background information which may be of interest - just a brief run through my personal history.
I grew up in Melbourne and lived in Eaglemont, Kew and Camberwell. I was educated at Ivanhoe Girls Grammar and after leaving school, worked at Radio 3UZ until 1984. After starting out as Secretary to the Station Manager, I moved into the on-air area producing radio programs alongside many well known personalities including Bert Newton, the late Don Lane, Bob Rogers, Martha Gardener, Peter Russell Clarke and Ugly Dave Gray, eventually becoming Publicity and Promotions Manager for the Station.
After radio I took an active role in my family's real estate business before purchasing a motel on the Murray River at Tocumwal on the Victoria/NSW border. The business ran successfully for a few years before my husband Bill was appointed by the ABC to establish FM radio stations on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
On moving to Queensland, I worked in the hospitality industry briefly before joining an architectural firm. In 1996 I was approached to join Gold Coast City Council in a support role to councillors.
I have been the representative for this area since 2007 and at the 2008 and in 2012 was thrilled to win every booth on polling day, together with postal and pre-poll voting. I'm still excited and honoured to represent the area and the City as Deputy Mayor. Thank you for your ongoing support. You can be assured of my continuing efforts on your behalf.