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Councillor Donna Davis was elected to City of Parramatta Council in September 2017.
Prior to joining Council, Donna had a long history of participating in a range of local community organisations and for worthy causes, including 1st North Rocks Scout Group, Ermington Uniting Church Preschool and “Together for Hope” – a walk for suicide awareness and prevention. She has also volunteered for the Cumberland Gang Show for seven years and was previously Yates Avenue Public School P&C President. Councillor Davis continues to be an active and passionate volunteer in community-based organisations throughout the City.
Donna has a degree in Arts with Honours and has worked for a number of Federal and State Members of Parliament over the past 10 years. She held positions in the former Department of Employment, Education and Training and was previously involved in establishing funding for regional indigenous communities in Tasmania.
Donna believes Parramatta’s rich indigenous and colonial history positions the City as an arts and culture destination. Donna is committed to ensuring Parramatta flourishes as a tourist destination while continuing to provide strong employment opportunities across all sectors. She believes that there is a significant amount of local talent that should be harnessed in the presentation of Council’s arts and cultural programming.
Donna is passionate about including the community in Council’s decision making and would like to provide more opportunities for public input. She would also like to ensure appropriate development that complements and respects the existing built and environmental heritage across the City of Parramatta. She is very aware of the pressures on our City and is a strong advocate for the delivery of increased open space, infrastructure and essential services.
Donna lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Dundas Valley.