Cr Sally Betts is the longest serving Councillor on Waverley Council having served for 26 years, eight of them as Mayor. She has lived in Waverley since she migrated from South Africa in 1974. Sally’s background is in Senior Management in the tourism industry, which included International Airlines Transport Association and Qantas Holidays. Sally has also worked as Whip's Assistant to the Opposition Whip, the Hon. Don Harwin MLC, in the NSW Parliament, and with the former Federal Member for Wentworth, and Prime Minister, Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, and more recently with the current Member for Wentworth, Dave Sharma MP. Sally is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In 1988 Sally was the first woman Area Chair for the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal and supported the Appeal for many years. She joined WAYS Youth Organisation in 1989 and served on the Board and as Deputy Chair until 2019. She was Voluntary Chair for Cancer Council NSW's Eastern Suburbs Relay for Life in 2010 and 2012. She also sits on the Board of Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club.
"My vision for Waverley is for a caring society where Council tries not to interfere in people's daily lives but delivers excellent customer service when it does. That the Municipality is clean and tidy, with good affordable services for all residents, visitors and business owners. Most importantly Council needs to be financially sustainable and ensure that we protect our environment wherever we can. Sally is passionate about the environment and was very proud that the Liberals were the first to introduce aspirational environmental targets that covered not only Council buildings but the whole community.
With a growing population of children and 17 schools in Waverley it is imperative we concentrate on developing playgrounds and sporting facilities so our children grow up to be healthy and active."