Representation Area:Latrobe Valley
Organisations involved in:GippSport
Den Lim moved from Melbourne to Churchill in 2004 to undertake the Bachelor of Business and Commerce at the then Monash University (and never left the region). For 8 years Den lived on campus & worked (for a decade) in various voluntary and paid positions which led to her role as Manager, Student Residences from 2009-2016.
At the end of 2016 Den took a short career break, worked at Latrobe City Council as an Economic Development Officer, joined the Latrobe Health Assembly (community member) and is an active member of ‘Latrobe Women Creating Conversations’.
Den is a graduate of the 2017 Gippsland Community Leadership Program. The program solidified her knowledge, broadened her perspective and extended her network across the region.
Den was the Neighbourhood Learning Links Coordinator at Berry Street, supporting the ‘3840 Our Learning Future’ project working collaboratively with stakeholders and community to establish a new ‘Learn Local’ to provide further study and employment pathways.
Den is now the Community Programs Coordinator at GippSport overseeing the Latrobe Streetgames program which aims to increase physical activity and social connectedness of Youth in Latrobe City through doorstep sport. The program are winners of the VicHealth Award 2019 for improving the health and wellbeing of young Victorians.
Coming from a refugee background, Den understands the importance of education, employment and social connectedness as platforms to develop independence and confidence to pursue dreams and aspirations. Having worked with individuals and communities from all walks of life, Den is passionate about supporting the whole person and creating opportunities to develop individual skills and passions through learning and education.
Den loves connecting, working and collaborating with others to make big and small things happen. There is a wealth of knowledge, expertise and creative minds in the Latrobe Valley. With the right support, resources and connections, individuals and communities can achieve amazing things and thrive together. The Latrobe Health Assembly has been charged to do this, to be the glue that supports all aspects of health and community development. Den feels privileged to be part of this innovative movement and looks forward to shaping the Valley together.
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