Erika has been an elected member in local government for 18 years and elected as Mayor of the Naracoorte and Lucindale Council in 2010.

She is the current President of the Limestone Coast Local Government Association, Chairman of SAROC (South Australian Regional Organisation of Councils) and a Country Zone Vice-president and board member of LGA SA, RDA Limestone Coast and AMRC (Australian Migrant Resource Centre). I have experience in holding executive positions and am a member of many community organisations in Naracoorte.

Having been born in Austria she immigrated with her family and settled in Naracoorte has always been an active community member, receiving the Australia Day Citizenship Award in 1991 and Order of the Medal of Australia 2017.

Erika has a strong interest in all art-forms and especially music and is a member of the Naracoorte Singers, the South East Primary Schools Music Festival, a Patron of the Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra and former member of the Limestone Coast Opera.

I am a member Naracoorte Regional Art Gallery and have enjoyed being an amateur artist mainly using watercolours.

Erika is a passionate supported of community art in all forms and believes art brings the heart and soul to communities.