“There’s no doubt that our greatest strength in Brimbank is our multicultural diversity.
“As a Councillor, I want all community groups and cultures in Brimbank to feel empowered and to feel welcome – to showcase and celebrate their cultures and celebrate our home.
“I want to see more multicultural events in Brimbank, and encourage more participation and a greater community involvement in decision-making for our city.
“Council’s community grants program does a great job supporting community groups and not-for-profit organisations to deliver a wide range of projects that will strengthen and celebrate our community.
“The grants program has recently awarded $500,000 for programs to support our youth, our seniors, the arts, sports, and of course some much loved annual festivals such as the St Albans Lunar Festival, Keilor Gift, Sunshine Short Film Festival 2019 and the Sunshine Lantern Festival.
“I have also been happy to have had the opportunity to be part of the Women in the Men’s Shed program at Westvale Community Centre. The weekly program started earlier this year and teaches women how to use the tools they need to complete individual projects. I look forward to seeing how the program develops into the future.
“I feel privileged to be supporting local residents through my role as a Brimbank Councillor. I try to be the voice of our community and work as a team with my fellow Councillors and our community to make Brimbank a municipality where people want to live.”