As a councillor for 11 years and Mayor for four years, Ms Houlihan says the knowledge and relationships she has established over three terms with Greater Shepparton City Council give her the experience to assist the next council.
She says she has a clear understanding of the needs and aspirations of residents across the the municipality.
Among her achievements on council, Ms Houlihan lists the redevelopment of Victoria Park Lake, town community plans, the Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton, better community consultation and establishment of the Greater Shepparton Women’s Charter Alliance Advisory Committee.
‘‘My role as mayor over four separate terms and as a council representative on many regional bodies has allowed me to advocate for the advancement of Greater Shepparton’s requirements within the wider region, including working with state and Federal Government agencies, ’’ she says.
Her goals for the next four years include supporting industry, agriculture and water security, increasing tourism, supporting development of Shepparton’s CBD and increasing solar energy use.