John Kennedy Nominates for Cheviot Ward
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I served for four years 2012-2016 as your Cheviot Ward Councillor, including two terms as Deputy Mayor of Murrindindi Shire.
During that time, I represented the Shire on numerous external bodies, and actively supported local community organisations.
I am standing for election again because the next four year Council term is going to be difficult.
Australia is now in a declared recession and there is no clear pathway out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Equally all the major economies of the world are riddled with debt, economic uncertainty, and political storms.
So realistically the outlook is going to be particularly challenging for families, job security, our businesses, and even our lifestyle.
With the recent departure of the Shire’s CEO the new Council could face up to six months without a replacement.
I am up for the challenge by working hard to ensure that Murrindindi Shire emerges from this economic storm as still a vital place in which to live.
I will work to ensure that the Shire has a ‘shovel ready’ list of projects that can receive State or Federal grant funding.
I will work to explore all alternative energy options locally.
And I will seek to enhance our Shire’s reputation and appeal as a visitor destination.
As a hobby beekeeper I respect and value our environmental assets.
After a long and successful business career I will apply a common sense approach to local issues.
I have been a Shire ratepayer for over twenty five years and I have resided in Yea since the 2009 Black Saturday bushfire.
I plan to be a full time Councillor ready to discuss any idea, concept, project, or something than will benefit our Community, our Lifestyle, and our Local Businesses.
I ask for your support and your vote for election as the Cheviot Ward Councillor.
39 Melbourne Road
0417 549 1327