Inaugural Leadership Team Chair Jude Munro steps down
Published: 28 November 2016
After three years as the inaugural chair of the Logan: City of Choice Leadership Team, Jude Munro is stepping down to tackle new challenges including being the newly appointed chief executive of Australia's first ever Pride Centre in Victoria.
The City of Choice Leadership Team meeting on 2 November 2016 was Jude's final meeting at the helm, and the Logan community then paid tribute to her achievements at a farewell celebration at the Logan Art Gallery on 22 November 2016.
Mayor Luke Smith thanked Ms Munro for her contribution to the city over the past three years.
"Jude has helped strengthen our great city through her efforts in advocating and driving cross-government change and collaboration, and in developing and delivering ground breaking lighthouse projects. These outcomes are delivering real and positive change for our community," Mayor Smith said.
"Jude has helped drive and guide the City of Choice Two-Year Action Plan and, as Mayor, I've appreciated her passion for delivering evidence-based solutions across education, employment, transport, growth areas planning, social housing, social enterprise and social cohesion challenges.
"Council values the time, effort and passion Jude has brought to the role and the way in which she has led the Leadership Team. Jude performed the role with professionalism, dignity, gravitas and a fierce commitment that will not be forgotten."
Ms Munro thanked the Mayor and continues to feel strongly connected to the City of Logan.
"It was a privilege to serve the community of Logan over the last three years. Thanks to the local leaders who make up the City of Choice Leadership Team, and to all levels of government for their support and encouragement," Ms Munro said.
"We’ve achieved a lot but there’s further to go. We still need advocacy and plans to lift the number of doctors, hospital beds, buses, legal aid services and local jobs in Logan, as well as upgraded and newly developed social housing.
"I will always have a soft spot for Logan. You can take the woman out of Logan but not Logan out of the woman.”
The Victorian Pride Centre is the brainchild of Sexuality and Gender Commissioner Rowena Allen. It is expected to rival San Francisco's LGBTI community centre, occupying up to 600,000 square metres at a yet-to-be-decided location in the heart of the inner city.