OUR COMMITTEE

Maxine Murray (Chair)

Maxine is a baby boomer grandmother who wants to age in place in a multi-generational community. She is excited about living in a community where not only can she walk to everything but while doing so can also meet and chat with friends, neighbours, kids and their parents.

 

Jan Saggers (Vice Chair)

Being a member of the ‘sandwich generation’, Jan has a strong personal interest in intergenerational living. She believes there are huge advantages in fostering communities that actively promote close relationships between members of different generations.

 

Susan Barrera (Treasurer)

Susan is semi retired but busier than ever. She enjoys getting around Perth on public transport and bicycle (mainly) and takes an active part in a number of communities of interest. Travelling overseas provides opportunities to observe other ways to build and participate in communities of people of all ages. The opportunities to build new ways of living together are very exciting.

 

Jan Stuart (Secretary)

Jan Stuart is a mother, grand-mother, passionate reader and indifferent golfer. She has an interest in creating urban spaces in Perth that appeal to everyone – kids, their parents, their pets and their grand-parents.

 

Deb Karajas

Deb believes that human beings need community in order to thrive, and that our built environments must be shaped around that fact. She is a Gen Y-er who lives in Perth’s inner city with her husband and three young children, and particularly wants to see more creative, socially sustainable solutions to the needs of young families: giving them the option of affordable housing in diverse, walkable, high-amenity neighbourhoods.

 

Mariana Atkins

Mariana Atkins is an international nomad who now calls Australia home and is keen to do her bit to help shape Perth into a vibrant, liveable and sustainable city.  She is a Gen X-er who has gone back to university to pursue a PhD in a topic dear to her heart:  how can communities of integration be planned which cater for all ages and stages of life?

 

Jan Rodgers

Jan is a semi-retired baby boomer who loves the company of people of all ages.  She wants to see flexible options for owners and renters in a multi-generational community- where the car is rarely used because of good public transport and close by facilities.

 

Stephanie Withers

Stephanie is a semi retired baby boomer and full time grand mother who is interested in contributing to the discussion about how to ensure the  continuation of  Perth’s transformation into a vibrant,  liveable and sustainable city. She is planning her own move from suburbia to an inner city lifestyle and is thinking through and researching all the issues involved.

 

Lyn Genoni

Although born and bred in the country, Lyn has spent a life of study, work and community in Perth’s inner city.  She loves the variety and buzz of living in the city, and having never driven a car, is a confirmed urbanite.  Now semi-retired, she has no desire to move out to some homogenous enclave for the aging on the city’s fringe.  With a measure of self-interest therefore, she is passionate about influencing Perth’s decision makers to create vibrant and inclusive inner city communities for all ages.

 

Marie Finlay

Marie Finlay is a busy retiree.  She is interested in the isolation many experience in their community.  She is keen to create communities that encourage interaction and connection, that are walkable with good public transport systems.