- Wednesday 09 September 2020
It’s been more than 100 days since I became your new Division 10 Councillor, and what a privilege it’s been to represent our local community.
I think we can all agree this year has definitely been one for the record books as we all navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. As restrictions have somewhat eased it’s been great to get out and about safely meeting with community associations, businesses, residents and chambers of commerce in many areas including Nambour, Woombye, Palmwoods, Mapleton and Yandina.
In my role as Community Portfolio Councillor I’ve been very proud to be part of some truly inspirational council projects.
The Community Strategy Leadership Group launched in May, with the group continuing to meet regularly. The group is responsible in leading and guiding the delivery of the Community Strategy's action plan with a key focus on building a strong community.
Council’s award-winning Migrant Work Ready Program is now in its third year, and is an eight-week course offering practical tips from professional experts, community organisations and business owners on how to prepare for the local job market and improve prospects in finding employment.
Nambour Community Centre’s photo exhibition Challenging Perceptions on Homelessness made headlines around the country for its touching messages and stunning photos on homelessness. Photographer Claire Reynolds collaborated with people experiencing homelessness in a sensitive way to tell their story and the exhibition was funded by a council major grant.
Our third Reconciliation Action Plan supports social and economic opportunities for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of the Sunshine Coast and is due to be launched later in the year.
I look forward to seeing what the next 100 days bring.
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