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 am currently completing a Diploma of Primary Care Nursing at Melbourne University. I’m also a graduate of the MAV Company Directors Course and am a current board member of Kyabram District Health Service.

Greater Shepparton is a magnificent place to be. Our strong points of difference are our river frontages, unique small towns, strong retail sectors and innovative agricultural industries, which all afford unlimited opportunity within a COVID-19 climate.

Greater Shepparton is a fast growing municipality and that can present many challenges. It is imperative we transition from a ‘town’, into an important regional city, whilst keeping up with investment, infrastructure, services, employment and culture. My philosophy is that no one should be left behind.

I’m most looking forward to working with Councillors to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes for the community. Our diverse backgrounds offer a variety of robust opinions and debate that best serves the municipality as a whole. Councillors have flagged interest in greater involvement in small towns, international promotion for investment, environmental sustainability, and ensuring all constituents are empowered through broad communication.

My values are transparency, collaboration and respect. As a nurse, I will take a public health approach toward Council matters and strive to bridge the gap between organisational goals and community expectations.

Contact details

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