The President of the Australian Local Government Association, Mayor Felicity-ann Lewis
Mayor Felicity-ann Lewis became President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) in September 2012, having previously been Vice President since 2010. Mayor Lewis has been a member of the ALGA Board since 2009.
Mayor Lewis hails from South Australia and is the City of Marion’s first-ever female Mayor and the longest serving Mayor of more than ten years.
As an advocate for local government, Mayor Lewis has promoted Marion Council and the community by developing strong alliances with all levels of government and has established good working relations with neighbouring councils.
Mayor Lewis is a passionate supporter of reform in loocal government and was President of the Local Government Association of South Australia in 2009/11. She is currently the immediate past president.
Mayor Lewis is a Senior Lecturer in Health Education at Flinders University focussing on health promotion and health education. She has recently completed a PhD in this area.
With a strong interest in environmental issues, Mayor Lewis was appointed as a member of South Australia’s Natural Resources Management Council in 2010.