- Friday 02 September 2016
Often when I'm travelling around our beautiful Sunshine Coast, I get asked: "What's it like being the Mayor?".
My response is always the same: "It's the best job in the world".
Here's a snapshot of one recent morning which showed what a rewarding and enlightening role it is.
The day started speaking with year six students at Siena College who were very keen to find out more about local government and to share their views on the Coast's future. They were an impressive young group with great ideas.
After launching our new national netball team, the Sunshine Coast Lightning, with the help of dozens of young netballers from around our region, I dropped on the Seniors Week high tea.
Like the year sixes, the older residents I was fortunate to meet were upbeat and excited about our future. Their positivity was infectious.
The morning closed with a sod turning at Harmony - the new $3 billion masterplanned community at Palmview which will create 9000 construction jobs.We live in one of the best places in the world and those few hours again showed why we are on our way to make it even better.
- This column was first published in My Weekly Preview on September 2