No. 12

Jim Sim­mons

The Daily Examiner - - CLARENCE VALLEY'S POWER 30 -

HE HAS guided Clarence Val­ley Coun­cil through a pe­riod of change and trou­ble, and after putting his hand up for an­other two years, Mayor Jim Sim­mons again makes our power 30 list.

After see­ing coun­cil through to the tran­si­tion of a new gen­eral man­ager, and pro­vided the un­en­vi­able task of sell­ing to his com­mu­nity the need for a spe­cial rates vari­a­tion, he was elected un­op­posed to an­other two-year term to see out this coun­cil pe­riod.

How­ever, he said after his re­elec­tion that while the SRV de­ci­sion had gone through, he wanted to see out coun­cil’s re­spon­si­bil­ity to ful­fil Fit for the Fu­ture guide­lines set by the state govern­ment.

Mr Sim­mons said he was hum­bled to con­tinue in the role, and was happy to work along­side the cur­rent group of coun­cil­lors who pro­vided “good de­bate” on is­sues.

The down­side is he must take a back seat in his busi­ness.

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