Cr. Linda Scott
Linda is the President of the Australian Local Government Association, following her term as the first woman to be elected as President of Local Government NSW, the peak body for
NSW councils. She is currently serving as a Labor Councillor on the City of Sydney Council, formerly serving as Deputy Lord Mayor, and as a member of the National Reform Federation Council, with the Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and Treasurers, alongside a range of other Commonwealth Government Ministerial Councils.
She is passionate about harnessing innovation to prevent climate change and increase recycling, having introduced the first ever LGNSW research grants for local governments to
collaborate with universities. She has successfully advocated for more than $8bn in new local government funding, including increased City of Sydney action on climate change,
doubled library funding for all NSW councils and increased support for local governments to mitigate against the impacts of climate change across NSW. As a City of Sydney councillor, she has won new affordable housing, increased support for those experiencing homelessness, funding for new childcare centres and skate ramps, and spearheaded City
action to fight racism and support refugees. Linda is an also experienced board director, currently serving as the Chair of CareSuper, a $20billion multi award winning industry superannuation fund, and the NSW Environmental Trust. She lives with her husband and two children in Newtown, Sydney and enjoys bushwalking, swimming and live music.
Find out more about Linda Scott here: https://www.lindascott.org.au/