Jo-Ann Livey Van Wyk

Jo-Ann Livey Van Wyk

Africa, Namibia, Public Management, 2016

Jo-Ann Livey Van Wyk has five years of experience in leadership and public management. A former mayor of Witvlei town, Jo-Ann’s area of focus was to preside over the council and council meetings, and to provide leadership and guidance to the community. Furthermore, she managed council meetings without favoritism or bias, and ensured that they are conducted in a correct and orderly manner. She also carried out civic and ceremonial duties for the mayoral office. Jo-Ann is currently a public relations officer under the German Special Initiative program, where she assists in preparing organizational documents such as annual reports, corporate profiles, and submissions. Jo-Ann also works with young people in the community through charity organizations, improving their skills and social lives. The main focus is on HIV/Aids prevention, care, and support; income-generating activities; and monthly life-skills workshops where they discuss issues affecting the youth.