Michelle Cochlan is Chair of the Community Empowerment Group and the Community Planning Manager at Aberdeen City Council. Michelle is responsible for supporting the Community Planning Aberdeen Partnership to plan and deliver improved outcomes for and with people and communities across the City.
Maggie Hepburn is the Vice Chair of the Community Empowerment Group and CEO of ACVO TSI. ACVO is the third sector interface for Aberdeen City. Maggie is passionate about supporting and developing people and third sector organisations to be active in the community.
Jonathan Smith is the Chair of the Aberdeen Civic Forum and Community Council Forum. A visionary civic leader for Aberdeen, Jonathan helps ensure the views, priorities and issues of communities from across the City are taken forward to shape strategies, services, policies and decisions which most benefit the City’s communities.
Dawn Brown has a background in volunteering and community development, supporting organisations and projects to grow and develop, helping people make a difference to their community. Dawn gained her Post Graduate Diploma in CLD in 2017 and after a brief spell working for ACVO in 2021, Dawn joined SCDC. She has been involved in the Supporting Communities, Participatory Budgeting and Scottish Co-Production Network areas of work.
Allison Swanson is the Improvement Programme Manager within the Community Planning Team. Allison is responsible for supporting the Community Planning Aberdeen Partnership to deliver a portfolio of improvement projects to achieve the agreed improvement aims within the Local Outcome Improvement Plan and Locality Plans.