Victorian Local Governance Association Board Elections 2017
Nomination for VLGA Ordinary Board Member (Councillor)
Cr Susanne Newton
I am a newly elected Councillor at Darebin. I am passionate about gender equality, politics, development and progressive social change. On Darebin Council I’m interested in working towards stronger planning controls and good governance. I am excited about the opportunity for more collaboration and sharing between councils and I believe the VLGA is an excellent place for this to happen. I have experience in local government working at the City of Boroondara and Darebin City Council and have worked internationally for UN Women in Uganda and Kenya. Outside of Council I work at the Institute of Human Security and Social Change at La Trobe University as their International Development Storyteller and I am co-convenor of Women’s Melbourne Network, a group which fosters young women’s leadership.
I hold a Masters degree in Business IT and a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours in English Literature and Political Science.
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