Suzanne joined Boroondara Neighbourhood Watch in February 2015 and became Chairperson in December 2015. She took over at a time when Boroondara Neighbourhood Watch had only 7 active Areas remaining in the municipality, down from 64 Areas operating in Boroondara in 2009. Suzanne has worked tirelessly to raise the profile and activities of Boroondara Neighbourhood Watch by working closely with Boroondara Police Crime Prevention Officers and Boroondara Council in re-activating the work in crime prevention and education with a committed core group of volunteers. In 2018, Suzanne’s work was recognised with a state award from Neighbourhood Watch Victoria.
Much of the success in re-activating Boroondara Neighbourhood Watch is a result of her expertise and experience gained by her work with both commercial and not for profit organisations. Her strengths lie in the areas of strategic planning, finance, change management and human resources.
Suzanne strongly believes that much of crime prevention and safety is the responsibility of individuals, but they need the information which can be successfully communicated by Neighbourhood Watch groups throughout the state by the work they do with Victoria Police. This is so aptly stated in the logo
“Let’s watch out for each other”.