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About Director Community, Arts and Recreation Services

Kathy Arthur

Kathy manages a range of services aimed at helping residents to remain independent and well supported, participate in the community, develop and achieve their potential, and enjoy active, healthy activities and social events. This is achieved through advocacy, partnerships and direct quality service delivery.

Services include Community Care (aged care, disability), Social Inclusion (Children's, Youth, Recreation participation and community development), Arts, Library services and Integrated Planing and Reporting.

Services are delivered from a range of locations, including the three libraries and Out of School Hours care facilities, the Dr Mackay Community Centre, supported accommodation properties, community transport and across the general community. On average the Division provides 6,500 occasions of service to the local community each week.

In total, there is 75 staff employed in Council Community, Arts and Recreation Services Directorate.

Employment experience

Kathy has extensive local government sector experience spanning 25 years. She has worked for Sutherland, Rockdale and Liverpool Councils before joining Eurobodalla. Throughout her career the focus has been on delivering quality customer service and improving community outcomes.

Kathy has worked in a number of roles at Council prior to being appointed to her current position in 2013. These include the Library Manager, Social Planner, Coordinator Libraries, Social Planning and Youth, Community Services Operations Manager and Business Services Manager in the Community Wellbeing Directorate. She joined Council in 1997.

Qualifications

Kathy holds:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (Sydney)
  • Graduate Diploma of Education (Sydney)
  • Graduate Diploma, Library and Information Sciences (Charles Sturt)
  • Advanced Diploma of Management
  • Certificate IV in Frontline Management
  • Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment

In addition to formal qualifications Kathy has participated in the Aurora Leadership program (Aurora Leadership Foundation Inc) for Library professionals in Australia and New Zealand.

Community

Kathy is an active member of the local community. She has previously held executive positions on the Moruya Public School P&C and the Moruya Swan Girl Guides.