Cr Jackson welcomes councillors
HARVEY Shire Council officially swore in its new councillors last Monday with shire president Tania Jackson re-elected unopposed to her role.
Deputy shire president Paul Beech was also re-elected unopposed with councillors Bill Adams, Derrick Simpson, Paul Gillett, Wendy Dickinson, and Michelle Campbell sworn in by retiring councillor John Sabourne.
Newly-elected councillor Michelle Boylan was unable to attend and was due to be sworn in before the next council meeting this week.
Cr Gillett said he was looking forward to working with the council and getting his head around the shire and its issues.
“I just hope I can do a good job for the ratepayers of Harvey and the council can get moving on a few projects,” he said.
Cr Dickinson said it was an honour and privilege to be elected to the council and her first priority would be to work on promoting the heritage of the shire for preservation and tourism.
“I just want to be approachable for the public and be a voice for the people,” she said.
Cr Campbell said she was humbled to have been elected to the council.
“I was overwhelmed by the number of votes I got,” she said.
Cr Campbell said her first priority would be getting to grips with the community groups she would be working with and the issues of the shire.
Cr Jackson welcomed the new and returning councillors.
“I welcome them to our team and hope we can do great things for the shire,” she said.
Cr Jackson also paid tribute to councillor Phil Giancono who was not re-elected.
“I would like to thank Phil Giancono for all his hard work for the shire,” she said.
“He will be missed in the decision-making of our council.”
I just hope I can do a good job for the ratepayers of Harvey and the council can get moving on a few projects. - Councillor Paul Gillett