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Cr Samantha Marks


Mullum Ward
0408 145 110

Samantha has lived in Maroondah for more than 20 years and lives in Ringwood with her three children who attend local primary and secondary schools. A veterinary nurse for 15 years, Samantha works with an animal emergency centre and is also a registered wildlife carer. This is Samantha’s second term with Council and she is interested in children and family services, and is keen to further develop partnerships with community groups.

Samantha represents Council on the Maroondah Partners in Community Wellbeing Committee, Maroondah City of Wellbeing Steering Committee and the Maroondah Environment Advisory Committee.

Latest news from Cr Marks

I am excited about a new Council project, Youth Uploaded, which will see young people produce short videos to help others build resilience, develop social connections and improve mental wellbeing.

The project, funded by a VicHealth Bright Futures grant, will equip young people with the skills and strategies to better cope with life’s challenges. Studies have shown that between the ages of 12 to 25 can be a particularly challenging time, so it’s important that Council works with our young people to ensure they have the support they need.

The hope is that by encouraging young people to talk about issues they are facing, they won’t become overwhelmed. Given Council works at the grass-root level, we are well placed to assist our young people with projects such as this.

For more information on support available for our young people, the Youth website.  

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