Mayor, Cr Mia Shaw

Iramoo Ward Councillor, Mia Shaw, was elected to Council in 2016.

Cr Shaw was elected Mayor for the 2018/19 term.

A working parent with a six year old son, Gus, Cr Shaw’s family has been a part of the Wyndham Community for over 100 years. Her Great Grandfather, William Shaw, was the Shire Presidents on three occasions between 1917 and 1946. Shaws Rd and the Shaws Rd Bridge were named in honour of his commitment to the local community.

Cr Shaw has a Graduate Diploma (Public Relations) from RMIT and a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from Deakin University. Cr Shaw also recently completed and graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ course, which provides a comprehensive grounding in the roles and duties of board directors.

Cr Shaw is Wyndham City’s Family Friendly City Portfolio Holder, which develops strategies to improve liveability for all people of all generations. This Portfolio has a particular focus on how our programs and services foster a culture of active participation and volunteering to support the health and wellbeing needs of children and families in our community. An exploration of the design of our city is also instrumental to achieving a family friendly city. This means working towards a built environment which is welcoming, accessible and safe for everyone and which contributes towards the creation of a shared sense of community. Cr Shaw also holds the Mayoral Portfolio, Growth and Transport which takes on the difficult task of managing growth in our rapidly growing city and aims to ensure that development is sustainable and the transport needs of the community are met.

Cr Shaw is also Council's delegated representative on the following internal and external advisory committees:

  • Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) Human Services Committee
  • Australian Local Government Women's Association
  • Volunteering Strategy Steering Committee
  • Western Transport Alliance
  • Interface Growth Areas Alliance
  • Wyndham Community Grants Program Evaluation Panel
  • National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)
  • Werribee South Green Wedge Steering Committee

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