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Election of Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson

Council are pleased to announce the election of Mick Harding as Chairperson and Liz Allen as Deputy Chairperson, for a term of 12 months

Thursday 29 July 2021 12:27am

Mick is a member of the Yowong-Illam-Baluk and Nattarak Baluk clans of the Taungurung People

He returns to Council having previously served as a member, Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson from its inception in 2006 until 2018. Mick has also served the Community as an integral part of the Treaty Working Group, an inaugural member serving 13 years on the board of First Nations Legal & Research Services (formerly Native Title Services Victoria), and Board Member of the Taungurung Land and Waters Council, Koorie Heritage Trust and Indigenous Architecture ad Design Victoria. For over 30 years he has worked in Cultural Heritage as an Archaeological Site Officer, Cultural Officer and Inspector.

Mick joined Council in 2007, serving as a Council member until 2018 and retuning in 2020.

Liz is a Victorian Aboriginal woman, descending from Wurundjeri Woiwurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung

She was born and raised on Gunaikurnai country and has extended family connections throughout Gippsland.

An Aboriginal advisor, with over 20 years of professional experience with Community, Industry and Government services, Liz is driven to further the inclusion of Aboriginal Economic participation.

She has worked extensively in government to strengthen the Aboriginal business sector empowering a prosperous Aboriginal and Victorian economy for generations to come and as an active member of the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung Clans Heritage Council Aboriginal Corporation.

Liz joined Council in 2020 and has actively participated in many of Council’s committees and working groups.

Council takes this opportunity to thank Rodney Carter

Council acknowledged Rodney's terms as Chairperson and commitment to Council through his strong, inclusive leadership. As a foundation member of Council, Rodney’s contribution continues to ensure the maintenance of Council’s corporate knowledge.

Reviewed 05 August 2021

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