New Town Councillors

Published: 12 August 2020

Heather Graz  

Heather is a keen outdoor enthusiast and has a strong desire to see rural areas prosper and their local economies grow. She has worked in frontline healthcare in the UK and Africa and later in and with small businesses in Wales. Heather passionately believes in the mantra of “people, planet and profit” and is looking forward to the challenge of working together with the other Usk Town Councillors and residents of Usk to find ways to make sure that the people, businesses, and environment of Usk prosper.

Peter McGowan 

Peter and his family have lived in Usk for 28 years and for most of that time he has been heavily involved in the community. Having semi-retired from running his own business, he now feels he has the time to commit to Usk more formally and is really looking forward to doing what he can as a councillor to help Usk develop. Having worked directly for the Welsh Government as Vocational Skills Champion, Peter has some experience of influencing senior people in the public sector and hopes he will be able to forge his own strong links with Monmouthshire C.C. for the good of the town.

Alison Ivin 

Alison has lived in and around Usk since early childhood, growing up in Monkswood and being schooled in Usk and then returning to Usk (Castle St/Maryport St) as home for the past 25 years. She is a Solicitor with offices locally and has been active in a number of charities and in local issues, latterly being involved in campaigns to save the library and relating to the Usk Masterplan. Alison has 3 teenage children and volunteers in various community groups to include as Chair of Usk Scouts and, for the laughs, Usk Panto Players. Alison has a strong belief in the power of community and wants to see Usk keep the best of what it has and be the best possible place for all to enjoy.