Dr Felicity-ann Lewis retired in 2014 as the Mayor of the City of Marion in suburban Adelaide, after holding the position since 2000. She was President of the South Australian Local Government Association from 2009-2011 and President of the Australian Local Government Association from 2012-14. She is the South Australian of the Year for 2014. Felicity-ann was previously a school teacher for more than twenty years and retired in 2016 from her role as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law at Flinders University, where she had worked since 2007. She is a Doctor of Education and has written numerous articles on health and education issues, including in relation to Indigenous people.
She has been closely involved over a number of years with the Health Development Foundation, the Public and Environmental Health Council; the Board of Flinders Medical Centre, Reconciliation SA; the Migrant Resource Centre; the Natural Resource Management Council; and as Community Patron for SA Police. Felicity-ann Lewis was appointed as a public member of the Press Council in August 2014.