Alliance Board Members
Board Members are elected to represent the collective interests of the Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood network. Board Members play an integral role in providing leadership, encouragement and practical support to Alliance members and their groups, and in ensuring that the Alliance fulfils its objectives and takes a strategic approach.
Meet your Board Members
Chairperson September 2011 to present.
"Don't just sit there complaining. Get off your butt and help make it better."
Secretary November 2016 to present.
Board member October 2012 to present.
My background is in teaching. I retired a year ago after about 40 years of High School History teaching but I also put my energies into supporting Public Education and Environmental Education.
My major concern is that a rampant consumer society is filling up / destroying our world with rubbish! Local community action should lead to a more sustainable future with less waste.
Treasurer September 2011 to present.
We need to work to protect our environment now so that our future generation has an environment to live in that is at least as good as we have now.
Public Officer October 2012 to present. Board member September 2011 to present.
"Action on climate change and preserving biodiversity is very urgent. Many people are changing so it's time to join in. I invite you to take action for sustainability. Working together is the key and we can repair the planet for sustainable life if we act now."
Board Member, September 2011 to October 2013; and November 2015 to present.
Public Officer, September 2011 to October 2012.
Sustainability encompasses so many things within the environmental context, from protecting the natural environment, managing waste and urbanization, developing community and being responsible pet owners.
My passion is protecting our natural environment and responsible pet care in particular.
The actions we undertake NOW will affect future generations. Help me and my fellow board members make a better world for the future.
Board Member November 2016 to present.
Secretary November 2015 to November 2016.
Nature is my inspiration. We are extremely lucky to live in this amazing country. Let’s not take it for granted; let’s honour and look after it so that our children's children can enjoy it too.
Board member September 2011 to present.
Secretary April 2012 to November 2015.
My local Sustainable Neighbourhood Group at Dora Creek was the first group that formed in Lake Macquarie. I joined because I saw the value in joining my local community to doing something positive and worthwhile about global warming. Where I live, sea level rise is an issue of concern. Dora Creek is a low lying area, so doing what we can to live more sustainably will become more and more important as we feel the effects of a warming planet.
Board Member April 2012 to present
One of my passions is to care for our environment. We can do this by thinking globally and acting locally.
The Sustainable Neighbourhood program focuses my attention on our beautiful environment in Cooranbong and encourages our community to work together to appreciate and care for it.
Interested in becoming a Board Member?
We are always looking for conscientious Board members who are able to contribute their time, skills and energy to making the Sustainable Neighbourhood network all that it can be.
Contact us to find out more, or express your interest.
Find out more about Board Members' Roles and Responsibilities:
Thank you also to all of our past board members:
- Christine Aus - Board Member, November 2014 to November 2015
- Sandy Benson - Board Member, October 2012 to July 2014
- Susan Denholm - Board Member, September 2011 to September 2015
- Michelle Downey - Board Member, September 2011 to July 2012
- John Hegarty - Board Member, September to November 2011
- Stefanie King - Secretary, September 2011 to February 2012
- Suzanne Pritchard - Board Member, April to September 2012
- Hellen Slott - Board Member, April 2012 to October 2012