As the Service Manager of the San Remo Neighbourhood Centre, Jillian has been instrumental in expanding community support services throughout the Northlakes district over many years.

Under Jillian’s leadership we have seen the successful implementation of the GOATS Festival - a popular youth music festival on the Coast, the Community Drug Action Team and the Graffiti Forum.

Jillian started the Blue Haven/San Remo Christmas event, purchased a community bus, created the Community Garden, built the new Youth Facility and Men's Shed at San Remo and the playground at the Blue Haven Community Centre.

The NSW Women of the Year Awards recognise inspirational women who have made an outstanding contribution to NSW, for more information on the awards, visit www.women.nsw.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to the Member for Swansea, Yasmin Catley MP:

“Through her work with disadvantaged communities at the San Remo Neighbourhood Centre, Jillian has developed spaces and places where people feel valued, supported and are given the opportunity to succeed.”

 “Her tenacious advocacy and commitment to providing our area with quality support services has been unwavering.

 “A true community treasure, Jillian is an exceptional woman and very deserving of this award.”

“I look forward to working closely with Jillian throughout 2016 as we continue to highlight the contribution of women in leadership in our local area.