Cr Sally Halliday
First term councillor, Cr Sally Halliday moved to the Maitland area 20 years ago after growing up in different towns in Western NSW and overseas. Sally is a single mum, loves staying busy and she has a thirst for learning and study.
At the moment, Sally works as a primary school teacher but she has always been involved in the community and that is what stemmed her interest in running for Council. She prides herself on doing her best with anything she puts her mind to and she wants to help build on the good work of councillors before her.
‘I have a strong grasp of financial management, taking care of assets and I’m very well organised. I know that has been a strength of Maitland City Council in the past and I feel I’ve got a lot to offer in that area. I also want to work on ensuring there is effective communication between Council and the community. I think sometimes messages can be lost and issues can arise through simple mix ups so I’d like to try to minimise that sort of thing happening.’
Sally says she has lots of ideas and plans for her city but she is keen to ease into her new role steadily so she can equip herself with all the tools she needs to perform to the best of her ability. In her spare time Sally looks after foster kids on the weekends, plays hockey, she loves her garden and among everything else she’s working on a law degree.