Born and raised in the Top End (Northern Territory), Amy is self-titled ‘Territory tough’, a straight shooter who values honesty and integrity. Growing up in a small community, Amy has learned and values deeply the importance and power of working together.
‘Almost a local’ Amy and her husband moved to Cairns in 2003 and they've been here ever since.
Amy completed her Bachelor of Social Work from JCU Smithfield in 2008 and has more than 12 years’ experience developing, delivering and managing a broad range of programs and projects with a strategic focus on increasing community engagement and participation in both government and non-government sectors.
Committed to working in the community, Amy has volunteered countless hours to establish and support the Manoora Community Garden (view Amy's TEDx talk) and the positive movement project, 3MPride.
Amy is well recognised for her leadership and commitment to the community. She has won the Australian Institute of Management Cairns Community Leader (2017) award, the Cairns Business Women’s Club Volunteer of the Year (2017) award and was a finalist of Cairns Regional Council’s 2019 Citizen of the Year awards.
Guided by the mantra ‘actions speak louder than words’, Amy has built a reputation as a doer - someone who gets things done.
Division 5 focuses on the inner suburbs including Cairns city, Cairns North, Portsmith, Westcourt, Parramatta Park, Aeroglen, Bungalow and part of Manunda. It also includes Green Island.
Mobile: 0477 990 216
Office phone: 07 4044 3075