Director of Community and Planning – Amanda Pagan
Amanda was appointed to the role of Director of Community and Planning in December 2019. She manages a range of areas including land use planning, community wellbeing, economic development, recreation, arts and culture, and emergency management.
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of New South Wales, a Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences from Charles Sturt University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Melbourne. She also holds an honorary fellowship with the Melbourne Disability Institute at the University of Melbourne.
Over her career, Amanda has worked for private, not-for-profit and government organisations, including Deloitte Consulting, the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Australian Red Cross Blood Service and St Vincent’s Hospital. Her past roles have included strategic planning, business planning, community services delivery, research and policy work. Amanda has also authored a number of publications on strategic commissioning, the value of small organisations and disability.
Amanda enjoys working for Towong Shire because it gives her the opportunity to work collaboratively with community to make the Shire a beautiful place to live and work.