Yvonne Weldon, the first Aboriginal-Australian candidate for Lord Mayor of Sydney, will bring the same audacity, creative energy and fierce optimism to Town Hall that her aunt Mum Shirl brought to her life-long fight to make Sydney a more just, honourable city.
Yvonne Weldon is the elected Deputy Chair of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council, Deputy Chair of the NSW Australia Day Council, a Board member of Domestic Violence NSW, and a Board member of Redfern Jarjum College. Ms Weldon has 30 years’ experience working in key government and Aboriginal organisations. She has a passion for improving the lives of all through health, social justice, Aboriginal advancement, children’s rights, education, child protection, research and evaluation.
Yvonne’s vision for Sydney is of a vibrant, inclusive city humming with opportunity equally accessible to all Sydneysiders.