Chaffey Ward Councillor Jennie Barrera was elected to Council in 2020. This is her first term on Council. Cr Barrera is currently Deputy Mayor for the 2022/23 term.
Cr Barrera is the CEO of the Wyndham Community and Education Centre and through this role has had significant involvement in education and community services and working with young people and culturally diverse communities.
She has spent her working life in teaching and educational leadership.
She has lived in Werribee for the past 30 years, and her four children have grown up in the area.
Cr Barrera has a Bachelor of Arts, a Masters of Language and Literacy and an Advanced Diploma in Community Business Management. She recently completed a PhD in History.
She is also chairperson of the Wyndham Humanitarian Network.
Cr Barrera is interested in aiding Wyndham’s recovery post-COVID, particularly as is relates to education and employment.
Cr Barrera is Council’s Welcoming City portfolio holder, which aims to celebrate and promote the cultural diversity of our City and create a more welcoming Wyndham that fosters greater economic and social outcomes and opportunities.