Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor
Cr Tanya Milligan
Civic Leadership and Advocacy
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Councillor Tanya Milligan was elected as only the second Mayor of the Lockyer Valley Regional Council in April 2016.
Cr Milligan's local government career began in 2000 when she was first elected to the former Laidley Shire Council, having served in the position of Deputy Mayor between 2004 and 2008. Following amalgamations, she was elected to Lockyer Valley Regional Council in 2008 and again in 2012, where she held the position of Deputy Mayor throughout this term.
Cr Milligan spent her early years in Caffey. The vital role of the agricultural industry, both for her family and the Lockyer Valley region, was cemented when her family started farming at Helidon. She raised her family while living at Laidley Creek West and now resides in Laidley.
Prior to being elected to Council, Cr Milligan was a Disability Support Worker. Some 18 years in this industry has fostered a strong desire for the region's first female Mayor to nurture partnerships and relationships, both with and for the community she now serves.
During the devastating floods of 2011, Cr Milligan chaired the Human and Social Committee and she held the position of Deputy Mayor during the 2013 floods which again devastated the region, with areas like Laidley, Mt Sylvia and Mulgowie experiencing their worst flood in living memory.
She describes it as an honour to work with the community she holds so close to her heart.