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Council Roles, Patronage and Memberships

Having been born and raised in the Redlands, Karen has a long history of involvement going back to the 1960's with residents, families and friends.  

Add to this her exensive list of professional roles and memberships, and a long history of community involvement, Karen is well placed to understand the Redlands family and how important that community is to the health and future of our City.

Current Roles as Mayor

Executive Roles

  • Australian Local Government Association - Director
  • Local Government Association of Qld Ltd - Policy Executive
  • Healthy Waterways and Catchments - Board member
  • Council of Mayors (SEQ) Pty Ltd - Board member, Treasurer, Chair (Infrastructure & Planning Committee)
  • Redland Foundation - Director


  • Bayside Respite Care Assoc Inc.
  • Brisbane German Club
  • Cancer Council Qld – Redlands Branch
  • Connect2Group
  • Cooee Indigenous Elders
  • Isle of Coochie Golf Club Inc.
  • Music at Redlands College
  • Point Lookout Surf Life Saving Club
  • Redland City Bands Inc.
  • Redland Hospital Auxiliary Inc.
  • Redland Sinfonia Inc
  • Redland Sporting Club Pipe Band
  • Redlands Cricket Inc.
  • Redlands Orchid Society
  • Redlands PCYC
  • U3A Redlands District Inc.
  • Wynnum Redlands Cycling Club


  • Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
  • Lions Club of Capalaba
  • Redland Museum
  • Redlands RSL

Honorary Memberships

  • Bay Islands Chamber of Commerce
  • Rotary Club of Capalaba
  • Rotary Club of Cleveland

Honorary Vice-President

  • Wellington Point Cricket Club Inc.

Previous Roles

  • Boys Town Honorary Citizen
  • Capalaba State College Parents & Citizens Association
  • Meals on Wheels Capalaba
  • Queensland Academy of Creative Industries P & C Assoc - Vice-President
  • RedFest - Chairperson
  • Redlands Arts Council
  • Redlands Easter Family Festival
  • Redlands Modern Country Music Club
  • Sheldon College Parents & Friends Association

Council Positions

  • Capalaba Junior Rugby League Club - Patron
  • Capalaba Safety Issues Committee
  • Capalaba State College Swimming Club (Piranhas) - Patron
  • Finance and Corporate Management Committee - Chairperson
  • Mentor One Advisory Group - Chairperson
  • RAGOSI - (Redlands Advisory Group on Senior Issues)
  • Redland Shire Council Audit Committees
  • Redland Shire Council Local Disaster Management Committee - Chairperson
  • Redlands PCYC
  • Regional Arts Development Fund - Chairperson
  • SEQ Council of Mayors (Proxy) - Economic Development Working Group
  • SouthRoc - Economic Development Working Group

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