Karen Vernon

Term: October 2023


In 1997 I bought my first home in Victoria Park and loved the location, character, amenities and diversity so much I stayed.

I have a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from UWA.  I have worked as a lawyer in Perth for 24 years, including as a partner in a law firm, and am currently running my own business.   

I am the Chair of the Homeless and Mental Health Services Advisory Committee of the St Vincent de Paul Society and sit on the board of the National Stroke Foundation. In our local community, I have been involved in volunteering with Millen Special School (Carson Street) and Sussex Street Community Law Centre. 

I hope to make a difference on Council by improving accountability and transparency in all our decision-making.  This includes better community engagement through broader and more innovative consultation and strategic community partnerships. 

For me, it’s also important we make the right decisions now for the future sustainability of the Town.

Member of:

  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Policy Committee
  • Chief Executive Officer Recruitment and Performance Review Committee
  • Mindarie Regional Council
  • Lathlain Park Advisory Group
  • Access and Inclusion Advisory Group
  • Macmillan Precinct Master Plan Working Group 

Share with the Mayor

Catch up with the Mayor every month to share stories, ask questions or chat about any concerns you may have – these sessions will happen during the week between Agenda Forum Briefing and Ordinary Council Meeting on Saturdays at 1pm to 2pm at the Victoria Park Library.

Catch ups will be open to walk ins at these times – no appointment necessary.

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