Big picture learning experience for Zahl
What are you most proud of achieving over the past year?
The ability of the council to set a clear number of priorities for attention in the first year of the new term, and have the support of staff in seeing the desires of the new council carried out as much as possible.
How do you feel the past 12 months have gone?
Apart from very quickly, I’m generally satisfied with progress to achieve the goals set at the beginning of term.
What were your biggest challenges faced during your first year in council? Both professionally and personally?
The past year has been a very steep learning curve in relation to the matters over which the council has control, and probably happiest with the progress of road works. I acknowledge that there is much we as a council still wish to achieve. What are your priorities for the next three years?
A continuation of improvements to the road network, town improvements, and community well-being, all within financial capabilities. What have been the biggest surprises of the past 12 months?
No real big surprises, apart from simply saying that the list of issues the council seems to be responsible for does not end.
Councillor John Zahl.