STRATHBOGIE Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren has commended the Victorian government for their support towards gender equality in the local government sector.
Mayor McClaren said it can be quite a challenge for women to step into local government roles, particular while juggling family and life.
“Anything that supports and drives diversity in the workplace and in decision-making is warmly welcome,” she said.
Mayor McClaren has currently been in the role of Strathbogie Shire Mayor for two years now and is set to continue for another two years, with two other female councillors among her team.
The government is supporting local government as it works towards the goal of gender equality.