Mayor to lead local government peak body for women in NSW

The Mayor of Shellharbour, Cr Marianne Saliba, says she is delighted to have been appointed President of a statewide body that supports the involvement of women in local government.

Cr Saliba has taken up the reins of the Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA) NSW branch after the organisation’s annual conference at the weekend.

The Mayor said ALGWA has an outstanding track record in supporting and encouraging elected women and women staff in councils across Australia.

“I am very pleased to become the President of ALGWA NSW and look forward to working with our executive and members to continue to increase the involvement of women in our sector,” the Mayor said.

“I am passionate about ensuring the fair treatment of all people, and I firmly believe that many more women can make an impact in their communities by getting involved in local government.”

The Mayor said the role complements her position as Mayor of Shellharbour and will help to further promote the city.

“Having been through the uncertainty of council mergers for the past year and a half, Shellharbour City has new recognition through this appointment,” she said.

“Our city has a very exciting year ahead and I will represent Shellharbour with pride as ALGWA NSW President, never losing sight of the fact that as Mayor I have a vital role to perform within my local community.”

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