Yarra Ranges Shire Council
P.O. Box 105
Mobile: 0438 166 090
Melba Ward includes: Lilydale (part) and Mooroolbark (part).
Sophie is the proud mother of two children, whom she believes have been positively influenced by Yarra Ranges’ quality educational, sporting and extracurricular services. Sophie, her husband and children call Yarra Glen home.
Sophie has worked in Victoria Police for over 25 years and has spent half of her career working in the Yarra Ranges – mostly in the Mooroolbark and Lilydale areas. She has spent many years performing proactive duties, having a personal passion for helping young people and diverse communities. She has worked with Yarra Ranges Council Youth Services, the Department of Health and Human Services and local service providers to support projects, initiatives and events to achieve better outcomes for all and strengthen community ties.
Her desire to help the community has connected her to many community groups, where she have spent many years fundraising for the Cancer Council and volunteering for Yarra Ranges Athletics (coach and committee member), Yarra Glen Junior Football and Netball Club (coach, trainer and committee member) and Healesville Senior Football and Netball Club (trainer).
Several years ago Sophie joined Voices of Women (Yarra Ranges) and has been a mentor and committee member. Voices of Women was established with a purpose to promote gender equality in the Yarra Ranges and surrounds through education, advocacy and promotion of human rights and gender equity.
Sophie aims to work for the best interests of the whole of the community to achieve safety, resilience, wellbeing, inclusiveness and positive social connections. She will actively support diverse people, communities and cultures to create safer, accessible and cohesive spaces and services.
First Elected: 2020
View the 2020 election results for Melba Ward