Being a councillor is rewarding
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