Mithra Cox -- lead candidate for Ward 1 -- Illawarra Greens

Mithra Cox -- lead candidate for Ward 1

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Greens candidate for Ward 1 in the Wollongong City Council Election 2020

I am the Greens lead candidate in Ward 1, and also the Greens mayoral candidate. I was first elected as a councillor for Ward 1 in 2017, and I am proud of how much we have been able to achieve since then: more footpaths, more shade trees, and local solutions to climate change. I want to see a vibrant and sustainable city, where everyone feels welcome.

I am a musician and environmental educator with a passion for environment and community. I have nearly 20 years experience managing innovative sustainability projects and working in public administration, including in local government and the NSW Parliament.

I play the banjo with The Lurkers, which has taken me from busking on the streets, to playing at national and international music festivals.

I grew up on the south coast, attending Bomaderry High School and Wollongong University. I now live with my family in Corrimal and am a mum of two young kids.

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