Councillor Julie Griffiths - Ward 2

Councillor Julie Griffiths

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First elected to Council in 2008 Councillor Griffiths is now serving her second term. She has served on Blacktown City’s Community Services Committee, Aboriginal Advisory Committee, Youth Advisory Committee, Sister Cities Committee, Animal Advisory Committee, Planning, Development, Historical & Assets Committee and Chair of the Women’s Advisory Committee. She currently sits on the Hawkesbury River County Council.

Councillor Griffiths is a Senior Client Services Officer, Councillor Griffiths works with NSW Trustee and Guardian, in the Estate Management Team. For the past 23 years, Councillor Griffiths has been an active member of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) NSW Branch, including president (2010–2012) and City Vice President (current). As a member of the NSW Joint Ministerial Advisory Council, Councillor Griffiths worked the Minister for Local Government to increase the number of roles for women in local government.

She has fulfilled various roles with Children Services and Health Industry Training and Advisory Body, Local Government Child Care Task Force, the Review of Children’s Services Regulations 2004. She has also been Chair for Coalition for Women, National Women’s Consultative Committee and the Women in Sports board.

Appointed Chief De Mission and Australian Coach of the Futsal U/21 Women’s Indoor Soccer Team to tour Spain, Councillor Griffiths has been an elite coach for Nepean and Blacktown Spartans U/21 Women. At a local level she has coached Quakers Hill boys’ and women’s teams and the Glenwood Redbacks. 

Councillor Griffiths is committed to fostering Blacktown City’s infrastructure and providing good quality child care, recreational and sporting facilities. She is also passionate about ensuring quality aged care and further developing services for our youth through apprenticeships and traineeships. Councillor Griffiths is a strong advocate for TAFE and skills developments.