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Welcome to the Western Australian Branch of ALGWA

From the President:

We have a real challenge to close the gap on diversity and equality in Local Government, specifically in leadership roles, but we are confident that this change can and will be achieved.

At the 2019 WALGA convention, we heard of a town in the Kimberley that had already reflected the diversity from the community in the make up of its Council. In a Council of seven, four are indigenous, three are women, and three are Caucasian. This is evidence of the work of the equality champions that have been here before us, and really signifies the need for this work to continue to help close the gap.

ALGWA WA will continue to work hard to ensure women candidates are supported in Local Government elections, as well as identify ways in which we can help increase the number of women in leadership and senior management roles in Cities, Towns and Shires.

Cr Karen Wheatland

Cr Karen Wheatland
President, ALGWA WA 2019

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Upcoming Events:

ALGWA WA presents a Social Media Forum - discussing the legalities surrounding use of social media

Stay tuned for another ALGWA WA networking event coming soon! 

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Latest news:

2019 ALGWA WA committee elected!

Congratulations to the newly elected ALGWA WA committee for 2019:

President
Cr Karen Wheatland
City of Melville

Vice President Metro
Cr Terresa Lynes
City of Gosnells

Vice President Country
Cr Amanda Lovitt
Shire of Harvey

Past President
Cr Samantha Fenn
City of Wanneroo

Secretary
Cr Chontelle Sands
City of Cockburn

Treasurer
Cr Catherine Ehrhardt
City of Bayswater

Committee
Cr Alys McKeogh
Shire of Gascoyne

Cr Jennifer Critch
City of Greater Geraldton

Cr Chamonix Terblanche
City of Cockburn

Cr Cate McCullough
City of Swan

Cr Dale Piercey
Shire of Esperance