Second term councillor, Cr Sally Halliday, moved to Maitland approximately 25 years ago to raise her family. It was not an unfamiliar city though as Sally's ancestors ran Maitland’s first picture theatre, and her great-grandfather represented Maitland in the NSW State Legislative Assembly.  

Sally is a member of many community groups, like the East Maitland Lions Club, the Maitland and District Historical Society, and NDIS related support organisations. She is passionate about helping projects and people reach their potential and making the world a better place.  

‘I was inspired to run for Council, partly because of my family. My Dad was an Anglican minister, my mum was a nurse, my whole family is very philanthropic and community orientated.  

‘I am really passionate about helping my community and doing the best we can for Maitland, and I look at what is the best for the majority. I am not afraid to go against the grain if I think it is the best for the majority.’  

Variety and diversity are the things Sally loves the most about Maitland. It has everything you need in a city, from sport and facilities, education, retail, business, community groups, a range of employment, and so much more.