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Hello fellow Cheviot Ward residents and voters.
As a candidate in the upcoming shire elections, I am very excited about being able to represent the Cheviot ward community. I would like to introduce myself to those of you that don’t know me.
I have lived in Yea for 27 years and raised my family of four children here. I am a qualified gardener and landscape designer and have been looking after gardens in the district for 20 years.
I have always enjoyed being part of this lovely rural community and have been involved with many of the community groups over the years including the Yea Pre-School committee of management, Sacred Heart Parents and Friends Committee, Yea Scouts, Sacred Heart School Board, St Luke’s Parish Council and the Rotary Club of Yea where I have been a board member and am now the immediate past President.
Areas that I am passionate about include:
- improving regional mental health services
- caring for our natural environment
- the benefits of volunteering
I like being involved with our community and by becoming your Councillor I can continue to serve. As part of the Cheviot ward, we must all be sensitive to the needs of our diverse community; that includes long term residents, newer arrivals, older and retired folk, our youth and families, sports clubs and the artistic community, farmers and small business owners amongst others. I believe we are all an integral part of our Shire and I hope that I will be able to represent all of you to the best of my ability. This can be achieved by working constructively and co-operatively with the other elected representatives to assist the Murrindindi Shire to grow and develop. This will strengthen community networks whilst retaining the things that make our part of the world special to us.
I do hope you will put your faith in me to become part of a team that will guide our community and continue to support the Murrindindi Shire in the next four years and beyond.
Thank you and regards, Sue Carpenter