I have lived in the Derwent Valley all my life and am passionate about and proud of our place. I am an active volunteer in the Derwent Valley community and have a strong understanding of local government with over 15 years of experience. It will: WORK to achieve respectful, accurate and frequent communication and consultation with residents. SEEK to supply the best value for money services through Council truly working together with community organisations. ADVOCATE for greater access to appropriate medical services, use of local businesses and access to greater local employment and training opportunities. ADDRESS community safety, equal access for residents with disabilities, support for older residents, low cost supportive activities and programs for young people and children.