Cr Fern Summer

Cr Fern Summer
Cr Fern Summer

Bachelor of Nursing
Certified Division 1 Nurse
Graduated the Company Director Course

I am a local nurse and mother who has served as a councillor since 2012. I graduated from Goulburn Valley Grammar School, hold a Bachelor’s degree from Deakin University and believe I am a credible and informed voice for the people.

Greater Shepparton is a magnificent place to be. Our strong points of difference are the rivers, small towns, retail sectors, tourism and agricultural industries, which all afford unlimited opportunity in moving forward.

Greater Shepparton is a fast growing municipality, which presents many challenges. It’s imperative that Council transition the community from a ‘town’, to an important regional city, whilst keeping up with investment, infrastructure, services, employment and culture.

What you are most looking forward to about being on Council?

I’m most looking forward to getting to know all the new Councillors. Our diverse backgrounds should offer a variety of robust opinions and better outcomes for the community. Councillors have flagged interest in greater involvement in small towns, international promotion for investment, environmental sustainability, and ensuring all constituent are empowered through broad communication.

My values are transparency, collaboration and respect, which is a culture I intend to cultivate over the next four years. As a nurse, I will take a public health approach toward Council matters, whilst striving to keep the organisation accountable for frugal cash management and community advocacy.

Contact details

Phone: 0427 805 654
Email: fern.summer@shepparton.vic.gov.au