Jess Scully has been elected deputy lord mayor for the City of Sydney.
Scully was elected as a councillor for the City of Sydney in 2016. She’s now the deputy chairperson of the council’s Corporate, Finance, Properties and Tenders Committee and a member of the Central Sydney Planning Committee.
She was formerly co-chair of City of Sydney’s Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel and its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Panel, chair of the Curatorial Advisory Panel, and a member of the Audit Risk and Compliance Committee.
In 2009, she founded Vivid Ideas, a major creative event in Sydney that includes talks, workshops, exhibitions and events.
Scully has also worked as a public art curator, served as an arts policy advisor to the NSW minister for the Arts and directed the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards and the Creative Cities East Asia project.