Cr Kris Pavlidis - DIRECTOR

Kris Pavlidis

Kris is an experienced and passionate community advocate for social justice and cultural diversity and has held various positions over more than thirty years.

She has worked across Government and Non Government Organisations primarily from a Community Development, Training and Strategic Planning model, to address issues of Access and Equity. Kris is committed to the principles of PRONIA and the vision for strong leadership, innovation and growth in a climate that embraces change whilst continuing to strive for the client’s best interests.

Kris is currently an elected Local Government representative having served three Councillor Terms and one as Mayor. During this tenure her initiatives have been numerous and include: the establishment of Council’s Multicultural Policy; Council’s Multicultural Budget; Whittlesea Interfaith Network; Council’s Access & Inclusion Australia Day Award; Council’s Gender Equity Program; Council’s successful pursuit of the LEAD Project; Council campaign in support of Section 18C Racial vilification protection; Council’s Refugee and Asylum Seeker Policy; Ministerial Cabinet representations; and the facilitation of several community Forums.

She is the Chair, Whittlesea Multicultural Community Council; Convenor, Women Matter 2 and Council delegate to MAV Multicultural Advisory Committee and the Reconciliation Group.  Kris’ skills base lies in Policy Development, Community and stakeholder engagement and consultation and Training and Program Development.

Her work has been recognised through the VMC Awards for Multicultural Excellence; the VLGA Champions for Gender Equity; the Municipal Association Victoria for Outstanding Service. Kris was appointed to the Board in 2014. Qualifications: B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W. Management