Many are asking just who is this Dr Amanda Cohn who has burst onto the Albury scene? Amanda is making her mark on the city. At twenty-seven she is already Deputy Mayor on her first foray into local government. Arriving in Albury in 2013 to study Medicine at the University of NSW Rural Clinical School located next to the Albury hospital, Amanda is now a medical graduate and teaches at the Clinical School while training to be a GP and is currently a resident doctor at the Albury hospital.
When talking to Dr Amanda Cohn, it’s easy to see why she has loaded herself up with council, committees and service groups she’s passionate about life! Amanda loves living in Albury with her partner Geoff and their two cats Tiger Lily and Romany. “I love Albury and I want it to be an even greater city.”
Amanda stood as a Greens Candidate for Farrer in the 2016 Federal election. Although she didn’t get in, people noticed, and her first try at getting onto the Albury City Council last September was successful she polled third behind Alice Glachan and Mayor Kevin Mack and is the youngest woman to be elected to Council. She stood on a platform for environmental sustainability and public health as top priorities in planning and development decisions, improving public transport, open and consultative local government, and inclusion of diversity.