First term councillor, Cr Stephanie Fisher grew up in Ashtonfield, having the perfect childhood of friends, family and sport. After studying and living in Canberra for a time, she returned to Maitland to give her own children the same amazing childhood she had herself.  

Stephanie was previously an events manager for East Maitland Bowling Club and is a new and excited member of the Hunter Women’s Network 

She’s also a sports fanatic, pushed by a natural competitive streak that serves her well in everything she tries her hand at.  

Stephanie became a councillor to be a voice for the people in the community who are not confident enough to speak out for themselves, to help those less fortunate than herself and values listening to what people have to say. 

‘I really believe the transformative power of sport in people's lives and think all kids should have the opportunity to be involved in a sport at any level for the friendships, leadership, discipline and teamwork skills you get from it.  

‘Maitland for me is home. It’s the best place to grow up and raise children, and I want to protect that.’