Getting to know: Grant Sutherland
October 11-17 is Anti-poverty Week, and one of the campaign's biggest supporters is none other than our own Councillor and Executive Committee Member Grant Sutherland.
We thought this week was the perfect opportunity to find out a little more about Grant and his role with the Housing Authority.
Grant grew up in the country town of Perenjori and attended Morawa District High School before completing his schooling at Hale School in Perth.
He has worked in government for 12 years at the Housing Authority (formerly the Department of Housing).
Grant is currently employed as a project officer for the National Partnership Agreement Homelessness.
He has been a delegate for 10 years, on the CPSU/CSA Council for seven years and served on the Executive Committee for five years.
Working at the union office for 16 months gave Grant a good insight into the valuable work the organisation does.
"I gain considerable satisfaction from my job in government by administering a program that helps to assist the most needy in our community secure long-term accommodation." - Grant Sutherland.
Watch Grant speaking about his current role with the Housing Authority in the video below.
Video courtesy of Save Our Services.
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