Bill Trevor, ex-Isis mayor for Divi­sion 2

Be­ing open, hon­est is the key, he says

Isis Town and Country - - News - By JODIE DIXON

Bill Trevor Be­ing open and trans­par­ent is the key to sup­port­ing com­mu­ni­ties.

WITH five gen­er­a­tions strongly tied to the re­gion, dat­ing back to 1894, Bill Trevor has been en­cour­aged to stand for Divi­sion 2 coun­cil­lor in the com­ing elec­tion this month.

Pas­sion for the re­gion runs through his veins and he was first elected to Isis Shire Coun­cil in 1985, serv­ing as a coun­cil­lor for nine years.

In 1994 Mr Trevor was elected as the Isis Shire Mayor, un­til March 15, 2008, when the Isis Shire amal­ga­mated with the Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil.

Mr Trevor said he had been dev­as­tated when the coun­cils amal­ga­mated and he had worked tire­lessly, fight­ing for his com­mu­nity.

“I be­lieve we should have open com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween the coun­cil­lors and their com­mu­ni­ties,” Mr Trevor said.

In 2009, Mr Trevor was awarded the Medal of the Or­der of Aus­tralia for ser­vice to the lo­cal govern­ment, and to the com­mu­nity of Childers and the Wide Bay Bur­nett re­gion.

Mr Trevor said com­ing from a fam­ily of farm­ers he had a pas­sion to im­prove both ru­ral and com­mer­cial busi­nesses in the re­gion.

He holds the pres­i­dent po­si­tion of Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Aus­tralia, is a for­mer Di­rec­tor of the Isis Cen­tral Sugar Mill and un­til re­cently was a Mem­ber of the Bund­aberg District Health Coun­cil.

He has also held nu­mer­ous po­si­tions on lo­cal, state and fed­eral govern­ment com­mit­tees.

His in­volve­ment in all ac­tiv­i­ties has been driven by the be­lief, “you can make a dif­fer­ence if you try”.

“I be­lieve in lis­ten­ing to the com­mu­nity and act­ing on their con­cerns,” Mr Trevor said.

“Be­ing open and trans­par­ent is the key to sup­port­ing com­mu­ni­ties.”

Mr Trevor said the res­i­dents of divi­sion 2 felt ne­glected by the cur­rent coun­cil and he felt he could make a dif­fer­ence.

“I want to be your cham­pion and en­sure your needs are meet,” Mr Trevor said.

PHOTO: ASH­LEY CLARK

IN THE RUN­NING: For­mer Isis Shire mayor Bill Trevor OAM is stand­ing for Divi­sion 2 in the com­ing coun­cil elec­tion.

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