Marianne was elected to Shellharbour City council and Deputy Mayor in 2011; in 2012 she was elected Mayor and re-elected Mayor every year since. Re-elected to council in September 2017, she is the current Mayor.
Prior to Council, Marianne represented the state seat of Illawarra in the NSW Parliament from 1999 to 2007. During that time she held various positions on Joint Standing Committees including the Regulation Review Committee, and the Staysafe Committee, and was Chairperson of the Electoral Matters Committee.
Marianne retired as President of ALGWA (NSW Branch) earlier this year. She remains a Director of Civic Risk Mutual West, and Director of Mutual Management Services.
Marianne is passionate about supporting women in Local Government.×
In 2014 Coral received one of the '100 Women of Influence Awards' announced by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac, recognising her service to local government. She retired as the Victorian Branch President in 2016, after serving two consecutive terms; this was as required by the Victorian branch constitution,. She remains on the Victorian committee as Metro Representative, and was awarded a Life Membership in 2017. She served as National President for two terms, retiring as required at the 2019 AGM.
Coral was first elected to Boroondara Council in 2002, and has served as mayor 3 times. In 2019 she was inducted into the Victorian Women's Honour Roll and was elected as MAV President.
Allyson Bradford is a local government officer of over 25 years of experience. Allyson has been a member of ALGWA NSW for 12 years, executive member for 6 years, secretary for 3 years, assistant treasurer for 1 year and recently re-elected on the executive board. Allyson is also currently the National ALGWA secretary.
Allyson has a 35-year career in IT, 23 years in the technical area and 12 years in facilitating projects. Allyson has been responsible for and successfully achieved desired outcomes for a number of major IT projects, including upgrading IT infrastructure services & security systems, writing and implementing IT policies & strategies.
Allyson is currently employed at Blacktown City Council, NSW in the Community unit section as a Social Planner. Allyson is currently responsible for homelessness, charitable foods, material aid, social planning and helps the rest of the team with other similar projects. She is an asset to the team with her knowledge of local government.
Some of Allyson’s many achievements include, a Diploma of Management, Certificate IV in Frontline Management, Training Assessment and currently studying for a Community Services certificate.
Allyson has been a tireless worker in many areas of council with a main focus on improving the conditions of work and empowering women. Allyson is very proactive and has volunteered her own time on the following committees: a member of the BCC ‘Strong Women Influencing Future Trends’ committee. This committee was part of the national framework for Women in Local Government and produced several projects including a documentary showcasing the diverse roles of women at Council.
Allyson was the first-ever woman Chair of the Blacktown City Council Staff Consultative Committee and a staff delegate for 7 years, member of the enterprise agreement committee during which she played a pivotal role in introducing the 16 weeks paid maternity leave and extending parental leave.
Allyson is a long-time member of the United Services Union and was on the United Services Union Women’s committee for 9 years and was also a co-chair of this committee. Which focuses on family and women issues, mentoring, career paths, recognition of skills, domestic violence, women’s conferences and attending parliament.
Allyson has a strong passion for her community, sport, family and social justice and she is a hard-working employee who contributes greatly to her employer and a mother of 2 wonderful daughters.
Allyson can be reached on email@example.com×
I will ensure ALGWA and its aims are promoted.
As an Alderman I was dedicated to the work of Local Government including committee work.
Sitting on the Tasmanian Board of a National Charity I work to raise funds to support those affected by disability or disadvantaged due to illness, achieve their sporting goals. I promote inclusiveness in Sport.
I hope my acquired broad perspective and versatile skill set, with knowledge of Local and State Government, the Tasmanian Parliament, Small Business Directorship & Management, private and public Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Communication and Engagement will add value to our wonderful Association.×
Fay was elected to Katherine Town Council in a by-election in 2002, then elected as the Member for Katherine in the NT Legislative Assembly at a by-election in 2004. Following a vehicle accident in which she received a serious injury, she resigned from the NT Legislative Assembly in 2008 to fully recover.
Fay was elected as Mayor of Katherine in March 2012 and re-elected in August 2017. She is an Executive Member of the NT Local Government Association, Chair of the Big Rivers Regional Economic Development Committee, Board member of Savannah Way, NT Ministerial Advisory Council for Senior Territorians, and involved with numerous community organisations in Katherine. She is also the N.T. Branch President.
Fay can be contacted on 0407 720 511×
Jan was elected to the Whitsunday Regional Council in 2008 for Division 1 which covers the area of Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands.
She has served ALGWA Queensland in the capacity of Zone 2 representative and as State President.
Jan sits on numerous boards and has been recently made a Rotary International “Paul Harris Fellow” for her service to the community.
Prior to being elected Jan worked in the tourism industry.×
Julie Woodman was elected to Salisbury Council in a by-election in 2008 and in 2018 was elected to the position of Deputy Mayor for a term of two years.
Julie joined ALGWA SA in 2010 and until being elected as President in October 2019 she served as Deputy President (Metropolitan) for nine years.
Until retiring from full-time employment in 2018, Julie was Office Manager in the State Electorate Office of Taylor for 17 years.
Julie is a Justice of the Peace, has served on the NAWMA (Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority) Board for six years and has been Treasurer of the Salisbury Suicide Prevention Team for two years. She is also an Honorary Member of Salisbury Rotary and serves on a number of community committees.
Julie is a strong advocate for Gender Equality and mentoring of women in Local Government.×
Deputy Local Government Advisory Board, Executive member of National Council of Women WA, Chair of FMARC, City of Melville, Chair Local Emergency Management Committee, City of Melville, Board Member, Caralee Community School, National Rep of Maritime Union of Australia Women’s Committee, Member of Local Committees within City of Melville
Karen’s professional background is as a seafarer in the maritime industry, where she helped establish the National Women’s Committee of the Maritime Union of Australia.
Karen was recently appointed as Deputy to the Local Government Advisory Board and is a passionate advocate for Women, not only in Local Government but across the board.
“The importance of increasing women in the sector to achieve true equality has never been as vital as it is now. We are gaining more ground to bridge the gap between men and women in local government, and with the recent increase of 23% since 2017 of women in elected positions in WA, the proof is in the results. I am driven to help facilitate change for women in the sector and also to increase the number of women from CALD backgrounds.”
She is a Mum of two teenage girls with a passion for sport, youth and inclusive community development.×