Miriam Guttman-Jones - Independant (2008 – 2017)

“Across all levels of Government, I personally feel that Women are natural leaders when given the opportunity.”

Miriam was born in Beit Shean, Israel. Since migrating to Australia at the age of five. Miriam has always lived in Waverley’s Hunter Ward, she attended Bondi Beach Public School and then went to Dover Heights Girls High, now known as Rose Bay Secondary College. Upon graduating, Miriam pursued nursing and was Director of Nursing for 22 years including working at a specialty endoscopy clinic in Bondi Junction.

Inspired by her strong connection to the Hunter Ward, Miriam ran for Council in 2008. She was the only independent elected during her time on Council. During this period she was passionate about better rubbish removal services, parking improvements and instigated public exhibitions honouring local communities and post-war migration to the area. Miriam stood up for greater transparency and accountablility in council. She initiated the award winning project Eat, Pray, Naches which documented rich migration histories of the Waverley community.