Be­ing a coun­cil­lor is re­ward­ing

Kalgoorlie Miner - - OPINION -

It has been nearly two years since I was first elected onto the coun­cil of the City of Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der.

I would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank the peo­ple of Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der for elect­ing me; en­abling me to give some­thing back to this great com­mu­nity that I have loved liv­ing in for nearly 30 years.

When peo­ple have asked me if I en­joy be­ing on coun­cil, I re­ply “no I don’t en­joy it, I love it” and there are three rea­sons.

Firstly, the mayor and other coun­cil­lors helped me make my tran­si­tion onto the coun­cil go smoothly, se­condly the coun­cil staff have bent over back­wards with any queries or is­sues I have had and thirdly, I get to help the cit­i­zens of Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der who have sup­ported me in a pos­i­tive man­ner from their com­ments and feed­back.

On the coun­cil, de­ci­sions have to be made and some de­ci­sions are harder than oth­ers; you can’t say I am un­de­cided and don’t want to vote.

So be­ing a coun­cil­lor is not for ev­ery­one, but I would rec­om­mend to those who are com­mu­nity minded and have the time to nom­i­nate for the coun­cil; you will not re­gret it.

You will love it. Kyran O’Don­nell, Coun­cil­lor, City of Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.