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Hay, Jean



Jean Hay is a respected local councillor for the Manly Municipal Council (1987-2007). She was elected Mayor from 1999-2003. The Liberal Party hoped Jean Hay would defeat the sitting independent member in the 2003 New South Wales Legislative Assembly elections for Manly, but she was unsuccessful.


Jean Hay was born and bred in Manly and has been active in local affairs all her adult life. She was first elected to the Manly Municipal Council in 1987 and was elected Mayor from 1999 to 2003. She has served on all major Council committees and chaired
At the time of her campaign, she was the Chair of Friends of Bear Cottage committee, a children's hospice; Chair of the finance committees of the Sunnyfield Gateway Project and the Northern Beaches Life Education Program.

She holds the Paul Harris fellowship for outstanding community service, the highest award given by Rotary International and the Distinguished Service Award from the Surf Life Saving Movement. She was appointed A.M. in 1998 for service to the community.
Jean Hay is married to David Hay, himself a former Councillor and Liberal Party MLA and Minister. They have three children.

Sources used to compile this entry: (accessed 3 August 2005).

Annette Alafaci

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