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Management Committee

  • Cr Jo McNally

    Cr Jo McNally


    Councillor Jo McNally was first elected to Southern Downs Regional Council in February 2010 and holds the Finance and Governance Portfolio. Cr McNally has resided in Warwick since 1990 and lives there with her husband and two sons. Before being elected to Council, Cr McNally worked in Administration and the Financial Sector and she also served as a Queensland Police Officer at Toowoomba and Warwick Police Stations. Cr McNally is currently studying externally through the University of South Australia for a Bachelor of Accounting.

    Mobile: 0408 819983
  • Mrs Samantha Hall

    Mrs Samantha Hall

    Vice President

    Samantha is the General Counsel for Ausbuild. Samantha is a multidisciplinary lawyer who specialises in planning, infrastructure, government, environmental and property development law. Samantha has worked with many Queensland local governments, providing advice in respect of governance, infrastructure and environment matters, planning documents, local laws and many types of agreements and deeds for local governments in south east and rural Queensland.

    Mobile: 0447 315550
  • Ms Pierina Dalle Cort

    Ms Pierina Dalle Cort


    Pierina Dalle Cort was elected as a Councillor at Burdekin Shire Council from 2004-2016. Pierina has always been a passionate advocate for a diverse range of community issues and is currently the Chair of the Burdekin PCYC. Pierina remains a member of the ALGWA Executive. Pierina also owns and operates a business and enjoys traveling and eating cultural food.

    Mobile: 0428 835399
  • Ms Karen Murray

    Ms Karen Murray


    Karen has worked in local government for approximately 20 years predominately in the Governance area overseeing Council meetings and legislative requirements. She has also had the opportunity to work across numerous sections of Council including a period in the Community Development area for 18 months looking after the health and wellbeing and school holiday programs. Karen's professional qualifications include Advanced Diplomas in Business and Management, Diplomas of Local Government Administration and Project Management and IAP2 Engagement Essentials. Karen has been involved with ALGWA since 2006, first joining the Management Committee in 2011 as the Secretary.

    Mobile: 0475 070272
  • Mrs Nikki Te Wano

    Mrs Nikki Te Wano

    Publicity Officer

    Nikki has worked in local government for 30 years and has been employed at Logan City Council her whole career where she has undertaken a variety of administrative and clerical support roles within Council and has held her current role as Executive Services Officer since 2007. Nikki has Diplomas of Business, Local Government Administration and an Advanced Diploma of Management. Nikki first joined ALGWA in 2011 and joined the Executive in 2014 as the Publicity Officer in the hopes of giving back and contributing positively to the local government industry.

    Mobile: 0421 848283
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    Cr Sue Blom

    Zone 1 Representative

    Sue Blom has worked and lived in the Northern Beaches of Townsville since 1976, prior to this Sue grew up in Currajong.  Sue served 2 terms as a Councillor in Local Government from 2008 until 2016, representing the then Division 1 area of the Northern Beaches of Townsville.

    Sue is a third generation Townsvillian and loves the city she lives, works and plays in.  Sue is committed to her community and is looking forward to achieving outcomes as the Councillor for Division 2.

    Sue is married to Derek, has two adult children, and has 8 grandchildren.

    Mobile: 0435 260342
  • Cr Jan Clifford

    Cr Jan Clifford

    Zone 2 Representative

    Councillor Jan Clifford has been an elected member with Whitsunday Regional Council since 2008. Jan’s current portfolio includes Planning & Development, Major Developments and Business, Housing and Airlie Tourism. Jan also sits on a number of boards and committees including the Police Citizen’s Youth Club as well as being a patron of the Whitsunday Crisis and Counseling Service. Jan has completed the Australian Institute of Directors "In the Boardroom" course and also has a Diploma of Management.

    Mobile: 0412 721969
  • Cr Megan O'Hara Sullivan

    Cr Megan O'Hara Sullivan

    Zone 3 Representative

    Megan O’Hara Sullivan was first elected to Toowoomba Regional Council in 2016.  Megan spent her early years in Tara where her parents farmed and additionally her mother worked as a primary school teacher. She and her husband Dean moved to the Darling Downs in 2004 and are currently raising their five sons at their family home in Greenmount.

    Megan graduated from the Queensland University of Technology as an optometrist in 1987. For 11 years prior to being elected to Council in 2016, she owned and operated a practice at Pittsworth.

    Megan started her career in local government at the Clifton Shire Council in 2005. She served there until the Shire was amalgamated into the Toowoomba Regional Council in 2008.  Currently Megan is the Chair of the Planning and Development Portfolio.

    Megan is an active member of the community in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs and currently serves as the chair of the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation Research Grants Committee.  Megan’s hobbies include, gardening, bushwalking with family and restoring their 126 year old home.

    Mobile: 0477 071824
  • Cr Daphne McDonald

    Cr Daphne McDonald

    Zone 4 Representative

    Daphne is a long standing Councillor of Gold Coast City Council, first elected in 1991 also having held the Deputy Mayor position from 2007-2012. She is a member on various Council Committees including Economic Development & Major Projects, Disaster Management, and City Infrastructure and Water. Daphne has been a member of ALGWA since 1992 and was awarded Life Membership in 2010. Daphne has a Diploma in Local Government Administration and is also a patron of a number of organisations and is actively involved with community groups and sporting associations within her local community.

    Mobile: 0414 180013