Elaine Keenan

I came to Australia from Scotland over 30 years ago to work as a Registered Nurse and have been living in the Waverley area for over 25 years. I worked in several different areas of nursing including Accident and Emergency, HIV/AIDs, Community Health and Aged Care Management. I have a BA in Business        majoring in Industrial Relations and post grad qualifications in Ethics and Legal Studies, Aged Care Management and Project Management.

After nursing I moved into a career in Industrial Relations and worked for six years as an Officer at Marrickville/Inner West Council, where I gained huge experience and insights into the vast variety of important work carried out for the community by Councils, and which stated my great interest        and passion for local government. And I know this experience will be invaluable in my new role as a Lawson Councillor.  I now work full time for a large public sector agency.

I am really excited that I will be sitting on various Council Committees including the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation        of Councils-Sustainability Program Committee, and will be chairing the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee and the Access Committee, both of which are issues I feel very strongly about and look forward to working with the staff and community to further improve our community.