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Cr Natalie O'Connell

Cr Natalie O’Connell was elected to council in October 2016.


Born and raised in Omeo, Natalie is a fourth generation East Gippslander.


After completing degrees in Agricultural Science and Education, she worked in the rural sector before moving back to Omeo to work as a teacher.


Natalie has two young children and is active in her local community.


As a Councillor, Natalie wants to work hard to revitalise outlying centres, focusing on economic development and tourism opportunities and the potential to attract families to move to these areas.


Natalie is also passionate about education and ensuring East Gippsland children have the same opportunities to receive high-quality education as their city counterparts.


Cr O'Connell was Mayor in 2018-19, the youngest Mayor in East Gippsland Shire's history, and the first from Omeo.



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