Yvonne Weldon is an independent councillor for the City of Sydney and the first Aboriginal councillor in the City's 180-year history. She brings the same audacity, creative energy and fierce optimism to Town Hall that her aunt Mum Shirl brought to her life-long fight to make Sydney a more just and honourable city.
Yvonne is a proud Wiradjuri woman. She was born and raised in the inner city of Sydney but maintains strong ties to her homelands of Cowra and the Riverina areas of New South Wales.
A life-long activist, Yvonne has 30 years' experience working in key government and Aboriginal organisations driving positive reform in health, education and child protection.
Yvonne also serves as Deputy Chair of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council, Deputy Chair of the NSW Australia Day Council and as a Board member of Domestic Violence NSW and Redfern Jarjum College.
Yvonne’s vision for Sydney is of a green, vibrant and inclusive city humming with opportunity, equally accessible to all Sydneysiders.