Matt has other hills to climb
AFTER nearly 15 years with the Derwent Valley Council, outgoing youth and community participation officer Matt Hill has a mountain of fond memories.
Mr Hill says it is with “mixed emotions” that he is leaving the council, having held a number of youth and community positions since he started.
But he has enjoyed his time working with the community and will stay involved in the Derwent Valley.
“I still have a real interest in local government, and I still have a real interest in this community,” Mr Hill said.
“My fondest projects would have to be Derwent Valley RAFT (Real Action Forward Thinking), which is a network of organisations and stakeholders that work with young people. There’s been lots of projects come out of that group.”
Mr Hill was elected chairman of the Derwent Valley Community House at its AGM last week.
He is involved with other groups including the Community2Sea program, 26TEN Derwent Valley Action Group, Derwent Valley Learning Precinct, New Norfolk High School Association, Fairview Primary School Association, Derwent Valley Men’s Shed and the Derwent Valley PCYC.
He is also a presenter on radio station Tyga 98.9FM and public officer/treasurer of the Derwent Valley Suicide Awareness Group.