Cr Jenny Hill - Mayor of Townsville

Cr Jenny Hill

Contact Details

Business phone: 1300 878 001
Mobile phone: 0418 886 992
Email: Mayor@townsville.qld.gov.au

Committees

  • Infrastructure
  • Townsville Waste and Water
  • Planning and Development
  • Community and Cultural Development
  • Community Health and Environment
  • Governance and Finance

Profile

Vision

Cr Hill is dedicated to ensuring that the future of Townsville is prosperous and progressive.

She wants to ease the cost of living for residents and focus the council on services and programs that build a strong community, support business and employment, and safeguard Townsville’s lifestyle.

Cr Hill is also committed to developing a strong council team to serve the city over the next four years. Essential to this is ensuring that all councillors work in the best interests of the city.

Background

Councillor Hill was born and educated in Melbourne, Victoria, and graduated from LaTrobe University with a Bachelor of Science in 1981. The following year she moved to Townsville with her fiancé who was enlisted in the Australian Army.

Cr Hill has 23 years’ experience as a scientist with mining companies, the Department of Primary Industries, James Cook University and Townsville Hospital. She has also completed a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University, which included management, economics and accounting.

In 1986 she joined the Army Reserve, first serving in the Royal Corps of Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME), maintaining and recovering defence vehicles, and then becoming one of the first women in Australia to complete full infantry training in the reserves.

Cr Hill has over 18 years’ service in local government. In 2012, she was elected the first female mayor of Townsville.

Family and Interests

Cr Hill is married with two adult children, a 23-year-old daughter and an 18-year-old son. She is passionate about Townsville and its tropical lifestyle. She is a car enthusiast and is a keen supporter of junior sporting clubs and school P&C committees. On the national sporting scene, she supports the Cowboys NRL team but is still an avid fan of her AFL club, Collingwood. She loves reading and enjoys strategy games.

Official Title

The official title of the Mayor is Cr Jenny Hill, Mayor of the City of Townsville.

In the second reference, this form of address becomes Cr Hill. If you are writing to the Mayor, the appropriate salutation is “Dear Cr Hill” or “Dear Mayor”.