Ashley Edwards is an archaeologist with over 15 years of experience in cultural heritage management. She now works in the public sector as a senior heritage officer and appreciates the long history of Albury or Bungambrawartha, particularly the Murray River or Millewa, which continues to be culturally significant to Wiradjuri and First Nations people.
Ashley grew up on a property in Gerogery and attended James Fallon High School in North Albury. She moved to Melbourne for study and consulting work before returning to Albury in 2009. Ashley has a Bachelor of Archaeology (Honours) from La Trobe University, a Master of Arts (Archaeology) from The University of New England and a Master of Geographic Information Systems from Charles Sturt University.
Ashley volunteers as an ethics teacher/coordinator for primary school children, is the Vice President of the Albury Public School P&C Association and a member of the Albury & District Historical Society and has represented the local community on council’s Sustainability Advisory Committee.
Ashley lives in South Albury with her husband, two young children, one dog and four chickens. She is also an amateur beekeeper. Ashley is passionate about climate action, diversity and inclusion and sustainable planning and development which she believes are key to maintaining Albury as an attractive, vibrant, liveable and climate-resilient city with green streets and spaces for current and future generations to enjoy.