Liz Bird

ICPA NT State Life Member, Liz Bird
State Life Member
Branch Life Member

Liz Bird

  • NT State Certificate of Merit 2013
  • NT State Council: 
    • Councillor 2000
    • Publicity Officer 2001
    • President 2002-2004
    • Ex Officio 2005
    • Secretary 2007
    • Vice President 2008-2010
    • President 2011
    • Ex Officio 2012
  • NT Newsletter Editor 2000
  • NT Webmaster 2008-2013
  • Alice Springs Branch Life Member 2018
  • ICPA NT State Life Member 2022

Liz joined ICPA in 1995, and her first role was in 1998 as Vice President which turned to President after 4 months and held the position until 2002. 

Over the past 20 years Liz has held the positions of Vice President, President, Secretary, Bursary Secretary, Public Officer and Co-Convenor State Conference. In the early years of websites, Liz was also webmaster for the branch website.

She also represented the Alice Springs Branch on State Council for 13 yrs receiving a Certificate of Merit in 2013;  and a nomination for the NT Volunteer of the Year Awards in 2016 for her work with ICPA.

The central Australian pastoral district, Alice Springs broader community and all rural Northern Territory families have benefited from Liz’s Bird's long, sincere and note-worthy involvement in advocating for equity in education for children in the bush.

Liz is hard working, reliable, committed, and accessible. She meets her responsibilities with a level-headed, cheerful approach and never fails to respond when help, support or more hands are needed. Everyone in our community knows Liz as a passionate community leader, an excellent role model and mentor and a generous person who shares her time, experience, and guidance freely, including mentoring others in all aspects of community and not-for-profit roles. 

ICPA NT is honoured to have Liz on our side and it was with great pride that she was presented with her NT State Life Membership on the 8th of March 2022.

A message for current and future ICPA members-

ICPA is a daunting organisation for everyone- simple as that.

But the skills that you will learn, the friendships you will earn and the loud or quiet victories you will achieve, make being a part of this organisation very dear to me. Living remote, the avenues for friendships, relationships, networking and communicating are all limited at a face-to-face level, but the technology we have now, the same technology that ICPA has lobbied long and hard for over many years, helps bring us all together for a common goal.

The membership of ICPA all over Australia is full of easy-going rural living people, so make sure you attend your branch meeting, attend conferences, learn about the organisation, and keep the spirit of education in the bush alive.