Dr Byrne trained extensively in Molecular Biology at The University of Technology, Sydney and obtained a PhD in drug resistance in cancer cells.
She was elected to The Hills Shire Council in 2008 and was first elected as Mayor in September 2012.
I am the youngest Mayor to serve in The Hills Shire and only the third female to serve as Mayor in The Hills Shire in 106 years.
My specific interests on Council include promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for all residents, mental health, promoting education, managing growth whilst protecting the nature of the area, economic development and attracting new businesses to the Hills, as well as connecting with the community in a meaningful way and creating a quality of life for residents in the HIlls. Dr Michelle Byrne finished her time as Mayor on Hills Shire Council in late 2021