Cr Amanda Cohn is a locally trained medical doctor and a field volunteer with the Albury SES. She is passionate about keeping people well and out of hospital through a healthy environment and healthy community.
Amanda was the first Green and the youngest woman ever elected to AlburyCity Council. She is proud to represent the Greens' values of environmental sustainability, social justice and equality, grassroots democracy and non-violence. She was elected in 2016 standing for environmental sustainability and public health as top priorities in planning and development decisions, improving public and active transport, open and consultative local government and inclusion of diversity.
Amanda has been a strong local advocate on climate change action, marriage equality, multiculturalism and rights to medical privacy around women’s health clinics. She teaches at the UNSW Rural Medical School in Albury and is keen to keep doctors who train in the country working in the country. She is a founding member of the LGBTQIA+ Alliance Albury Wodonga and chair of the Albury-Wodonga Family and Domestic Violence Committee. She is also Council's representative on the board of Parklands Albury-Wodonga.
Amanda loves living in Albury with her partner Geoff and their two cats. She feels lucky to live on magnificent Wiradjuri country, between productive farmland, wine country, the Victorian Alps and of course the Murray River. In her free time, Amanda enjoys the outdoors and can be spotted running or cycling along our local trails.