Newly elected Mayor of Subiaco Penny Taylor said it was the green streets and character of the area that inspired her to make the move from the country and call the City of Subiaco home.
Mayor Taylor completed her studies as a Geologist at Sydney University, before moving to the Pilbara to work in the mining industry.
Living in Port Hedland, Ms Taylor held various roles in both operations and project management, and with her husband James, started a family business servicing the resources industry.
Penny and James Taylor have three school-age children, Nathanael, George and Elizabeth.
The family moved to Perth following the birth of their youngest daughter Elizabeth.
“My two youngest children were born in King Edward Hospital while we were still living in Port Hedland,” Mayor Taylor said.
“I was staying in Park Street (Subiaco) and I remember thinking ‘Wow! When we move to Perth this is where we are living’.
“It was the leafy streets and the loveliness of the suburb that inspired me to move to Subiaco.”
Mayor Taylor has previous local government experience as a Councillor at the Town of Port Hedland and ran for the seat of Nedlands in the 2017 State Election. This experience, and meeting local residents on her campaign trail prompted Ms Taylor to run for Mayor.
“The people of Subiaco are intelligent, caring and confident,” she said.
Mayor Taylor has promised professionalism and positivity in her new role and said she would honour the faith Subiaco voters had placed in her.
Ms Taylor is involved in various organisations including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), UWA Little Athletics, Rosalie Primary School, Shenton College and St Matthews Anglican Church in Shenton Park.
Mayor Taylor will chair her first official Council Meeting on Tuesday 7 November at the city’s Administration Centre.