22 August, 2012 —Jane Stanley has taken up the position of director of the People and Communities portfolio at Ballarat City Council.
The portfolio manages a number of key service departments including recreation, youth, community development, family and children’s services, aged and disability services, and municipal emergency management.
Dr Stanley has extensive experience in housing, community development, engagement and planning and has served on Ministerial Advisory Committees, the board of the Planning Institute of Australia and the Eastern Regional Organisation for Planning and Human Settlements. She has been an international consultant for AusAID, the World Bank and the United Nations.
Dr Stanley was most recently the manager of the Advancing Country Towns initiative for the Colac Otway Shire Council. She has PhD qualifications in architecture and social economic research.