About Jenna Schroeder

As a passionate advocate for our community and proud Gold Coast resident, I am excited to put forth my candidacy for the role of Councillor in Division 7. This decision comes from my unwavering commitment to enhancing the lives of our residents and fostering positive change throughout our diverse and dynamic neighbourhoods.

This beautiful coastal community has been my home since 1998 when I started high school at All Saints Anglican School. Today I call Labrador home, which the perfect place to raise my young daughters together with my husband Jens and our rescue dog Ruby.

As a dedicated mother, small business owner, and passionate community advocate, I bring a blend of empathy, adaptability, and resilience to my candidacy. My passion, combined with my hands-on experience and genuine passion for the wellbeing of our community makes me the perfect candidate to address the diverse needs of our residents.

Community Engagement

I firmly believe that a strong community is the backbone of a thriving society. That’s why I founded the much-loved Labrador 4215 and Arundel, Biggera, Parkwood, Labrador, Molendinar, Runaway Bay & Southport community groups. I also assist with the Labrador Neighbourhood E-watch Facebook page, answering messages from concerned residents, sharing PSAs on local crime, tips on staying safe and assisting people to work with police on issues they faceThis was recognised when I received the Local Legend Award from MP Sam O’Connor in 2020.

Joining the other Local Legends at MP Sam O’Connor’s award night

My commitment to the community extends to my organisation of impactful events. This includes events I have run as a dedicated member of the Labrador State School P&C Association, such as the Labrador Christmas Markets, democracy sausage sizzles, disco canteens, Colour Explosions and more.

Helping run the P&Cs democracy sausage sizzle

As a dog lover, my passion project Paws at the Park has also raised over $70,000 for the Animal Welfare League QLD. which has helped with the rehabilitation and rehoming of animals in need.

My event, Paws at the Park, has raised over $70,000 for AWLQ

Actively advocating for sustainable development

I ran strong grass-roots campaign to communicate the proposed Gold Coast City Plan amendments to affect Labrador, Biggera Waters and Southport West. This included providing online explainer content using my Labrador 4215 website, writing a letter to residents and coordinating letter box drops with volunteers, redesigning maps so that residents could understand the proposed changes, creating an e-petition to state government and media coverage.

Grass roots campaigning regarding City Plan amendments

I also assisted the Arundel Hills Community Association with communicating the proposed redevelopment of the Golf Club, risk to green space and loss of wildlife habitat by developing their website free of charge.

Professional Journey

My professional journey in event management and communications has shown my dedication to education and community wellbeing. I have gained experience at institutions such as Destination Gold Coast, Griffith University and Study Gold Coast. This included running pivotal events in the lives of our city’s youth – the Gold Coast Career’s Festival and the Mayor’s Technology and Innovation Awards.

I was incredibly proud to run the Gold Coast Careers Festival for Study Gold Coast

My current role at the Black Dog Institute, a leading mental health research institute, has provided me with invaluable experience in addressing complex issues and has given me an appreciation for the daily struggles faced by many Australians.

Read more about my career.

My Vision

Whether you reside in Arundel, Helensvale, Labrador, Molendinar, or Parkwood, you deserve a voice in council who has your best interests at heart. Someone who is committed to representing all areas of Division 7.

I have built my vision across three key pillars: Parks, Paths, and People. I envision pristine parks, upgraded pathways, and inclusive community spaces that reflect our shared values. It is my goal to build a future that is green, accessible and inclusive, where every resident’s wellbeing is a priority.

Read more about my vision.

Why I want to represent Division 7

I believe my dedication to the community and my professional experience uniquely position me as the ideal candidate to represent and serve the vibrant and diverse community of Division 7. I love to give back and through my commitments and involvement with community I have strengthened my desire to serve the community even further.

Together, we can build a brighter future for Division 7 and the entire Gold Coast.

Vote 1 Jenna Schroeder – your local voice for a better tomorrow.