Tara is a passionate advocate for Canberra, and especially for her home: Belconnen. Tara has held numerous community and local leadership roles, including most recently as Chair of the Belconnen Community Council and Secretary of the Belconnen Arts Centre Board, and she has a long history volunteering with Radio 1RPH and as a Tournament of Minds judge. Tara is also well known for her popular blog - In The Taratory - which promotes all things Canberra.
As a community leader and Town Centre resident, Tara has a strong understanding of the key issues facing Belconnen - from its economy to its identity and growth. Tara is committed to ensuring Belconnen remains one of the most liveable places in the world - one which has the services, the connectedness and the sense of community to continue to thrive.
In addition to actively supporting her community, Tara completed a Master of Business Administration at the University of Canberra in 2013. She also holds degrees in Journalism and Arts.