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.