Anne Baker

Mayor

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Mayor Anne Baker is a passionate advocate for the Isaac region in Central Queensland and has served in local government for more than a decade.

She was elected Mayor in 2012 and returned unopposed in both 2016 and 2020. She served as a divisional councillor in the first term of Isaac Regional Council from 2008.

Mayor Baker continues to believe that local government is the key to building stronger communities, and also recognises the importance of all three levels of government working together, collaborating and aligning priorities.

Her priority for the Isaac region is to work towards delivering diversity and promoting social prosperity together with economic growth to ensure a sustainable future.

Improved liveability is also a key goal, and she strives towards this, both as Mayor and as a passionate member of her community.

Mayor Baker sits on each of Council’s Standing Committees. She is also chair of the Local Disaster Management Group, Isaac Affordable Housing Trust and the Moranbah Early Learning Centre.

She is a member of the Advocacy Group Steering Committee and Mackay District Disaster Management Group. She is currently the chair of the Greater Whitsunday Council of Mayors and is representing the Isaac, Mackay and Whitsunday regions on the Policy Executive of the Local Government Association of Queensland. She is also the director and deputy chair of the Australian Mining Cities Alliance.

Mayor Baker has lived in the Bowen Basin with her family for nearly 40 years with the last 30 years spent in Moranbah. She and husband Frank have two adult children and three grandchildren.