Cr Altair is a journalist and public relations practitioner. Now in her sixth term as a Councillor, she has always pushed for a clean, green and prosperous city where the arts flourish and the environment is enriched and protected. Cr Altair is founder and president of the Williamstown Literary Festival. Cr Altair has had formal representation on a range of different community groups in the areas of the environment and multiculturalism, as well as sitting on boards and advisory panels for peak bodies that represent local government.
Cr Altair is the co-chair for the Arts, Culture and Tourism Portfolio Advisory Committee and the Smart Cities Advisory Committee. Cr Altair has been a Councillor since 1999 and served as Mayor in 2002-03, 2012-13 and 2017-18.