LGNSW Board member Cr Julie Griffiths.

Cr Julie Griffiths

Director Metropolitan/Urban
Blacktown City Council

First elected to Council in 2008, Cr 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.

For the past 23 years, Cr 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, Cr Griffiths worked with 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.

Cr 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 youth through TAFE, Traineeships and skills development.