I have lived in the Yass Valley for 15 years and have a diverse range of experience and expertise reflecting my dual life-interests: environment and society. I have worked professionally in the areas of sustainable agriculture, environmental conservation and community mental health, including in management roles. I am passionate about creating a community that welcomes diversity and respects the interests of all residents. As a councillor, I will promote a holistic, inter-generational approach that is systems-based and delivers on a vision for social, environmental and economic sustainability in our region.