Cr Jack­son wel­comes coun­cil­lors

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS - David Charlesworth

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

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