Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Mayor prompts candidates

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Mayor Norm Brennan is urging a wide variety of residents to step forward as candidates to form the second term of councillor­s for Edward River Council.

Cr Brennan has been involved in local government for 26 years, initially on Conargo Shire before its merger with Deniliquin to form ERC in 2016.

He has particular­ly encouraged residents who live in the council area’s villages, and those from minority groups — especially young residents, women, and First Nations people — to consider running in the December 4 local government elections.

‘‘Being a councillor has been one of the most rewarding experience­s of my life, and I would encourage any local resident to consider nominating,’’ Cr Brennan said.

‘‘We would particular­ly encourage residents from our rural areas to nominate — those from Pretty Pine, Booroorban, Wanganella, Blighty, Mayrung, Conargo, and beyond.

‘‘Edward River Council represents farming families, agricultur­al workers, as well as our town residents.

‘‘We cover over 8800 square kilometres and it is important each kilometre is represente­d.’’

Edward River Council is comprised of nine councillor­s.

Crs Peter McCrabb, Mac Wallace, Norm McAllister and Norm Brennan were previously on Conargo Shire and re-elected to represent the community at the 2016 local government elections.

Crs Pat Fogarty and Ashley Hall were former Deniliquin councillor­s, and Marg Bull and Peta Betts were newcomers in 2016.

For more informatio­n about registerin­g as a candidate, go to https:/ /www.elections.nsw.gov.au/.

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