Kayee Griffin MLC spent much of her life working in paid and unpaid capacities for the ALP, unions, politicians, local government and now parliament. She has the distinction of being the first woman elected Mayor of Canterbury Council.
Kayee has been involved with local branches of the ALP since 1973, and has held a number of positions within electorate and other ALP committees, including convenor of the ALP Status of Women Committee. She has worked as Electorate staff member for the member for Grayndler.
Kayee was employed as an Organiser for the Municipal Employees Union 1987 - 1996. She served as Vice President of the Australian Services Union 1995 - 1999 and Senior Vice President 1999 - 2003.
From 1981 -1997 Kayee Griffin worked for Canterbury Municipal Council as Secretary to the Mayor and Public Relations Officer, and in 1991 she was elected an Alderman (now Councillor) on Canterbury Council. In 1995 she was elected as the first female Mayor of Canterbury City Council, a position she held until 2004. Kayee was elected to the NSW Legislative Council in 2003. In parliament Kayee has maintained her interest in local government, and in womens, childrens and disability issues. She serves as Deputy President and Chair of Committees and on a number of Legislative Council Committees.