Dr Cathy Oke has over 15 years' experience in the sustainability sector, including the last six years working on the Kids Teaching Kids program that connects young people with their local environment and community.
At the City of Melbourne, Cathy is Chair of the Future Melbourne (Eco-City) Committee, Deputy Chair of the Future Melbourne (Connected City) Committee and Co-Chair of the Parks and Gardens Advisory Committee.
Cathy also has a great commitment to supporting programs which enable a safe, vibrant and creative municipality, with a particular interest in our contemporary live music scene. As such, Cathy is on the City's internal advisory group for Melbourne Music - an event held for the first time in 2010 to encourage, engage and showcase the music industry in Melbourne.
Cathy represents Council on the international executive management committee of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and represents Local Government on the Victorian Roads Based Public Transport Advisory Council. She is also the Chair of the ICLEI Oceania Board of Directors.
Cathy has lived in the City of Melbourne for more than 30 years and her family has a long history of activity in the North Melbourne community.