Serving as current Chairperson and a board member for more than 10 years, long-time local resident Adrian Bartlett brings a wealth of local knowledge to the board. In his current role as Executive Officer with the Geraldton Sporting Aboriginal Corporation (GSAC), Adrian is across trends and issues within the local community. Adrian has also been heavily involved in the mainstream sporting arena for several decades, particularly in coaching and mentoring roles, with a real focus on improving the lives of young people.
Vice ChairpersonJames has served on the MRAC board since 2017 and as Vice Chairperson since 2018. He is an active member of the community. Over the last ten years James has held a number of community board and office positions, including the Chair of the Amangu Native Title Working Group and Desert Blue (Chrysalis) to name a few. James seeks to see Aboriginal organisations and services thrive using the principles of professionalism, objectivity and most importantly transparency.
Kay is a well-respected Wajarri woman from the Lower Murchison Region. She lives in Carnarvon and has served on the MRAC board since 2010. Kay is passionate about improving the lives of Aboriginal people, particularly young people. Kay works to achieve this goal through her role as Team Leader for the Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) at Ngala and through community governance positions with MRAC, Carnarvon Community College and Jindi Jindi Grandmothers Aboriginal Corporation.
Sandra has served on the MRAC board since 2016 and has served on the Rent Review Committee. Originally from Shark Bay, Sandra has lived in Geraldton since 2006 and works as an educator at Rangeway Primary School. Sandra sees serving on the board as an opportunity to both serve and learn from the local Aboriginal community.
Colin is one of the founding members of MRAC. He has served on the Board several times and continuously since 2015 when he was invited to return by the special administrator. Since then, he has been Vice Chairperson and a member of the Rent Review Committee. Colin lives in Mingenew and has a wealth of knowledge about MRAC and local communities. He says the organisation has come full circle since it started, and he is pleased governance is running smoothly in an open and accountable way.
Nadine is a Nunda Wadjarri woman from Carnarvon who has been a MRAC board member since 2017. This is the first time Nadine has served on a board, and she is making the most of the opportunity to learn about good governance and to gain insight into how dedicated the MRAC Board and staff are to providing affordable rental properties.
Jennylyn was appointed to the MRAC board in 2020. She has served as the Chairperson of the Meenangu Wajarri Aboriginal Corporation since 2016 and serves on a number of other local boards and community groups. This is the second time Jennylyn has served on the MRAC Board. Her background in governance, her communication skills and her position within the community makes her a valuable member of the Corporation Board.
Charmaine was appointed to the MRAC board in 2019. Despite being retired, she sits on a number of committees and holds a number of community positions, including serving the Geraldton Barndimalgu Court. Prior to retiring, Charmaine ran the Geraldton Regional Yamaji Patrol for 25 years. Charmaine would like to see MRAC have a strong voice in the Community so the organisation can assist more people to access affordable homes and the benefits that come from housing stability.
Originally from Shark Bay, Beverley has been living in Geraldton for 15 years. She has been a MRAC Board member since 2016 and has served on several MRAC and other external committees..
Beverly works as an Aboriginal Islander Education Officer at Allendale Primary School. She is proud of how the MRAC board has operated since administration including the very competent Staff and Board members who share ideas and know their roles.
An independent member of the MRAC board since 2017, Warren is a local builder and proprietor of Warren Taylor Homes. Warren provides invaluable advice on property acquisitions and disposals and on more complex property maintenance matters. Since joining the MRAC Board, Warren has further extended his community involvement to work with young people through Job Link Mid West and Headspace.