Bill Trevor, ex-Isis mayor for Division 2
Being open, honest is the key, he says
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.
IN THE RUNNING: Former Isis Shire mayor Bill Trevor OAM is standing for Division 2 in the coming council election.