Cameron Howe is a writer, artist and marketer best known for being the founder of the Carrum and Patterson Lakes Forum, which advocates for residents’ rights and acts as a voice on local issues, successfully overseeing the funding of community and regional projects.
His childhood was dominated often on a daily basis by his mother’s concert piano pieces being played for up to five hours. From painting and photography to the work he does in the media, Cameron is a lover of the arts, with an abstract expressionist style that encapsulates emotion and storytelling into figures.
“The arts runs in my blood — allowing me to express what I can’t find words for and to connect with others,” Cameron says.
His community advocacy began at age 16 while completing a major assessment task on erosion at Carrum foreshore for VCE Geography. This would lead him to submit a proposal to authorities for the management of foreshore erosion, later founding the Carrum and Patterson Lakes Forum at the same age to continue these efforts.
By age 22, Cameron had begun working alongside major media outlets, including the Herald Sun, The Age and Nine News in the context of community issues. Since then, Cameron has managed and contributed to campaigns funding almost $400 million dollars in projects, including the Mordialloc Freeway.
“My creative pursuits have married up in a unique combination with my community work. I wouldn’t know what to do with myself, if I wasn’t working on a story behind a campaign.”
He holds a Bachelor of Business with majors in Management and Marketing from RMIT University, and now writes for independent publications in addition to consulting as a marketing strategist.
Cameron is widely regarded for his commitment to the community and is a patrolling member of the Carrum Surf Life Saving Club.