Cr Colleen Gates
LeadWest's Board has two types of Director: Participating Council Nominated Directors and Elected Directors.
Cr Colleen Gates was a Participating Council Nominated Director. She was first nominated by Hobsons Bay City Council to a two-year term from July 2013. To align with Annual General Meetings this first term was extended to November 2015. Cr Gates was re-nominated by Hobsons Bay City Council and served a portion of a second term of two-years until council elections in October 2016.
Elected to Hobsons Bay City Council in 2012, Cr Gates was Deputy Mayor in 2013-14 and Mayor in 2014-15.
Cr Gates is an environmental engineer having graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering. She has established a career in Environmental Legislative Compliance and Management.
As a resident of Laverton for 13 years, Colleen has developed a keen interest in community engagement and development programs. She has a particular passion for art, community development and transport infrastructure having successfully lobbied for road and public transport improvements in the Laverton area.
Colleen has served on the Hobsons Bay Community Fund Committee since 2008, is a general member of the Laverton Community Association Inc, and volunteers with a number of other environment and community orientated groups.