Meet the Belconnen Community Council Committee (2020/21):

Executive Committee Members:

Chairperson – Glen Hyde

Deputy Chairperson – Clayton Browne

Secretary – Vacant

Treasurer – Maree Pavloudis

Committee Members:

Charles Thomas – Public Officer 

Mary van de Graaff

Elias Hallaj

Matt Watts

Committee Bios

Glen Hyde – Chair

As a 30 year resident of the ACT and the last 24 here in the Belconnen district, I’ve had the pleasure of raising a family and working in “the Jewel in Canberra’s Crown”. I’ve been a public servant all my life and involved in junior sport, committees and community based organisations since arriving in Belconnen in late 1995.

We have much to be thankful for and so much more to protect as the largest district in the territory; our role is to promote our values and continue to grow the needs of our residents, businesses, students and visitors to the district now and in the future.

Clayton Browne – Deputy Chair

Having worked with local councils and State police over a long period, I know how important it is to build solid relationships with stakeholders to achieve a common goal. To ensure Belconnen continues to be “the Jewel in Canberra’s Crown”, the BCC will also need to build solid relationships with many stakeholders.

As a resident for the past 5 years, I am constantly impressed with the sense of community that exists in this town. I look forward to working with Glen and the team over the next year on the BCC.

Vacant – Secretary

Maree Pavloudis – Treasurer

The BCC is just one of the many community groups that Maree is involved with. A long term Belconnen resident, with a passion for helping others, Maree has stepped up to take on the role of Treasurer for the next year.

Maree also keeps the BCC Facebook page updated by sharing information from local MLA’s and community groups.

Charles Thomas – Public Officer and Committee Member

Thanks to the CSS I am a retired public servant with an economics background.  Being secretary of the local Lutheran Church takes up much of my time.  I’m involved in community service (not necessarily associated with the church).

My interests are: wine (I belong to a wine-tasting group); chocolate; model railways and the real thing; hiking especially in dense forest; the natural environment – fauna and flora; especially frogs and lizards (the extended family started Sydney, Melbourne and Perth zoos); art; architecture; history; and travel.

I do not have much time to watch TV but try to watch the news, Doctor Who and Catalyst.

Mary van de Graaff – Committee Member

Matt Watts – Committee Member