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Cr Sophaneth (Sophie) Tan (Paperbark Ward)

Term as a Councillor: 2019 - present

Contact Sophie:

Mobile: 0466 793 727

Councillor Sophie Tan 2019

About Sophie: 

My name is Sophaneth (Sophie) Tan and I am excited to be representing the residents of Paperbark Ward in the City of Greater Dandenong.

I am 35 years old and arrived in Australia from Battambang in Cambodia in 1995. I first lived in Springvale with my mother and four siblings and 10 years ago moved to Keysborough. I am incredibly honoured to represent the people of the City of Greater Dandenong.

It is a vibrant and diverse community and a community I am incredibly proud to be part of. I am also very proud to be the first female Cambodian councillor elected in Victoria.

Since I can remember I have also wanted to be a councillor, serving the local community and helping people.

I am a passionate family violence advocate, I care greatly about the environment and community safety is also a very important issue for me.

I have a background in Marketing and Commerce and currently work at the Commonwealth Bank. I also really enjoy travel and interior design.

 Committees, organisation and industry bodies Sophie represents as a Councillor:

  • Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA)
  • CEO Performance Review Committee
  • Community Safety Advisory Committee
  • Community Support Grants Advisory & Assessment Panel - Community Development
  • Family Violence Advisory Committee
  • Sustainability Advisory Committee
  • Young Leader Ambassador

More information about the above committees, community organisations and peak industry bodies.