Bernadette Thomas is a Councillor at Maribyrnong City Council and Manager at the Sustainable Environment of Hume City Council. She is an active volunteer for many years supporting local environment and social justice causes and projects, and have over 20 years experience working in local government and the community sector managing environment, waste and landfill, and community engagement programs.
After doing our annual leadership program, Bernadette is now one of the presenters for it and a very active member of our community.
Bernadette says WELA is essential to bring women from all over Australia and all different parts of the environment movement together.
We can build strong relationships and work collaboratively across the sector to create the change that we want to see in the world.