by Cathy Jones
- Mayor 1998-1999
- Deputy Mayor 1997-1998, 1999-2000, 2004-2006.
- Alderman/Councillor 1991-2008
Mrs Gewandt was first elected as an Alderman at the Strathfield Council election on 14 September 1991. She served from 1991-1995, 1995-2000 and 2004-2008, as a community Independent.
Mrs Gewandt served as Mayor from 23 September 1998 to 29 September 1999 and Deputy Mayor 1997-1998, 1999-2000, 2004-2006.
Mrs Gewandt was the Strathfield Council Manager of Library Services until the late 1980’s.
Commenting on her decision not to seek re-election in 2008, she stated:
’I have been involved in so many major projects such as creating linkages to different parts of the municipality, upgrading resources available to local parks and I think the two things people always talk about and appreciate is the library, which I have a lot to do with and parks and gardens’ she said (Kabul 2008). She also pushed for street beautification during the Olympics in Underwood Road and fought hard for heritage matters (Kabul 2008).
Kabul, S (2008, August 28), ‘It’s time to call it a day’, Inner West Weekly, p6