Pas­sion for the shire

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

THE elec­tors of the Dou­glas Shire have cho­sen the new coun­cil. It is pleas­ing to see so many peo­ple show­ing an in­ter­est in the new coun­cil and con­grat­u­la­tions must go to not only the mayor elect Ju­lia Leu and the new coun­cil­lors elect, but also to all can­di­dates who in­vested so much time and en­ergy dur­ing the elec­tion cam­paign. Whilst there is no doubt there will be many chal­lenges fac­ing the coun­cil­lors and staff in se­cur­ing a strong bal­ance sheet and fi­nan­cial po­si­tion for the coun­cil as part of the tran­si­tion/dea­mal­ga­ma­tion process we all have a com­mon and op­ti­mistic pas­sion for the Dou­glas Shire. It is this pas­sion that will al­low us to work to­gether to achieve pros­per­ity and sta­bil­ity for the Shire. It is clear is that the elected mayor and coun­cil­lors have a va­ri­ety of skills and opin­ions which will al­low them to work to­gether to ef­fec­tively man­age and progress the or­gan­i­sa­tion ac­cord­ing to com­mu­nity views and ex­pec­ta­tions, over the next two years. I take this op­por­tu­nity to thank all of those peo­ple who as­sisted and sup­ported me dur­ing the elec­tion. Spe­cial ac­knowl­edge­ment must go to the Gazette and its act­ing Ed­i­tor Shane Ni­chols and staff for pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tive and bal­anced me­dia re­port­ing dur­ing the cam­paign pe­riod.

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