Phillips re-elected in ‘vote of confidence’
DICK Phillips will remain at the helm of the Echuca-Moama Tourism board after he renominated and was re-elected as chair.
At the EMT AGM two positions on the board were made vacant with Belinda Gilbert not recontesting and ex-treasurer Mark Thompson leaving the position after 16 years of service.
Mr Thompson was thanked for his service with a gift from EMT and said he would be working closely with Andrew Wright, who has assumed the role of treasurer.
‘‘I can’t believe it’s been 16 years. Over the years I’ve worked with a number of different people — including chief executives and fellow board members,’’ Mr Thompson said.
‘‘It’s been an interesting time and now I’ve decided it’s time to hang up the boots but I’ll continue to work with (current treasurer) Andrew to make sure things keep ticking along on the accounting side of things.’’
Carolyn Nunan was welcomed as a new member and at a successive board meeting office bearers were decided as follows: Dick Phillips — chair; Hugh Melville — vice chair and Andrew Wright — treasurer.
“Dick was re-elected and it was a good vote of confidence by the EMT board,’’ EMT chief executive Kathryn Mackenzie said.
■ More on EMT’s AGM on page 5.
WE APPRECIATE IT: Echuca-Moama Tourism board chair Dick Phillips thanks former treasurer Mark Thompson for 16 years of service.