New role for Papafotiou

Georgina Papafotiou

Tara Murray

Former Brimbank mayor Georgina Papafotiou has been named the first female president of the Greek Orthodox Community of St Albans.

Ms Papafotiou was elected to the role at the community’s annual general meeting earlier this month.

She said it was a great honour to be the first female president of any Greek community in Brimbank. and just the second female president of any Greek community in Victoria.

“It’s one of the many roles that I have been interested in,” she said.

“It’s about being able to provide support and make a positive difference in a NESB [non-English speaking background] community.

“My priority is to unite and be inclusive of all Greeks across Brimbank.”

Ms Papafotiou follows in the footsteps of her father, who was president of the same community for several years in the 1990s.

She said one of her aims was to encourage the next generation to get involved in the community.

“My passion, drive and commitment is to improve the health and wellness of all ages in our communication especially those for those who struggled during COVID,“ she said.

“New initiatives and programs will be implemented that will continue to embrace our Greek language, religion, culture and traditional values.”

Tara Murray