Alderman Sandra French, AM
TLAB member since 1997. Local Government Association of Tasmania nominee - representing north-west Tasmania
Sandra was the first female Mayor elected by popular vote in 1991 - 1996 and is the longest serving elected representative on the Burnie City Council. Sandra sits on several boards and committees including some representing organisations for people with disabilities and other not-for-profits. Sandra was inducted into the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women in 2009 for her service to the community and in 2011 received an Order of Australia Award as a Member of the Order, an AM.
Formally trained as an Infant Teacher and then as a Special Education Teacher, Sandra is still involved in education, as President of the School of Special Education, Burnie Campus School Association and the Romaine Park School Association.