Councillor to stay on as ‘FIFO’
One of Tom Price’s councillors will remain in her position despite having to leave town for health reasons.
Cecilia Fernandez, whose term expires next year, will be flying in and out from Brisbane for 10 months after receiving medical advice from her doctor.
“I have asked the (Department of Local Government) if that’s OK that I will be FIFO — they said yes,” she said. “Therefore because of my passion to continue working with the Shire, I have made the decision to stay.
“I know some people will be unhappy, but others will understand so thank you for your support and your trust.”
Mrs Fernandez said she hoped to continue her work in tourism, indigenous engagement and wildlife.
Tom Price councillor Cecilia Fernandez.