Councillor Kathryn Bell



Kathryn participated in several community groups before being elected to Council in 2008 and has been a strong community advocate ever since.

Having enjoyed hairdressing at the start of her working life, Kathryn has diversified to other roles including farm life, operating a general store, and a building regulation consultancy business.

A lifetime commitment to learning has seen Kathryn gain qualifications in Training and Assessment and Work, Health and Safety, as well numerous up-skilling and continues professional development activities.

Aside from her business, she is committed to serving her community and this isn’t limited to her work as a Councillor.

Kathryn has always been an active representative of a range of different committees and panels, some as Chair and Deputy Chair, including NSW Local Water Utility Policy, Ambassador for Life Education, Local Traffic, Heritage, Manning Valley Tourism, Access Advisory, Rural Fire District Liaison, MidCoast Advisory Representative, Sport and Recreation, Donation Assessment and Event Sponsorship committees, among others.

Kathryn prides herself on being an open, honest, and accessible Councillor with understanding of her community.   And an ‘if I don’t know, I’ll try to find out and help’ attitude which underpins her values and principles.