councillor profile

Cr Jill Wood

Councillor Details

Current Councillor
Current Mayor
Current Deputy Mayor
Former Councillor
Elected Terms: 
2020
Served as Mayor: 
Served as Deputy Mayor: 

Cr Jill Wood moved to Sale at the age of two, when her father took a role as Curator Parks and Gardens. Cr Wood enjoyed her childhood in Sale, attending Sale 545 Primary School, riding horses, making rafts for the lake and experiencing plenty of freedom.

Cr Wood left home at age 16 and travelled all over Australia, working as a horse trainer on horse studs and a jillaroo in northern NSW. In 1973, Cr Wood joined Victoria Police and worked in Criminal Investigation, Sexual Offence and Child Abuse and training.

Cr Wood spent six years as District Inspector in Gippsland, working closely with local people and she considers these years as some of the most enjoyable.

After 37 years in policing, Cr Wood took early retirement but from the force but continued working with the Salvation Army, teaching people with disabilities, aged care and working at Fulham Correctional Centre. Cr Wood currently works as the Compliance Officer with the Anglican Diocese of Gippsland.

Cr Wood is a passionate advocate for people who need help and don’t know where to turn. She loves working in the Sale community and sees her role on Council as a continuation of this work.

Elected Ward

Wellington Shire comprises a three ward structure (Northern, Central and Coastal), which is represented by 9 Councillors (3 elected in each ward). The role of elected Councillors is to represent the entire municipality.
This Councillor was elected in the Northern Ward as marked in dark purple on the map below.

Wellington Shire comprises a three ward structure (Northern, Central and Coastal), which is represented by 9 Councillors (3 elected in each ward). The role of elected Councillors is to represent the entire municipality.
This Councillor was elected in the Central Ward as marked in dark purple on the map below.

Wellington Shire comprises a three ward structure (Northern, Central and Coastal), which is represented by 9 Councillors (3 elected in each ward). The role of elected Councillors is to represent the entire municipality.
This Councillor was elected in the Coastal Ward as marked in dark purple on the map below.

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