A last-minute change of schedule sees tonight’s meeting for prospective Tweed councillors conducted by NSW’s youngest mayor in place of one of its long-established veterans.
Cowra councillor Bruce Miller is unable to attend the information session owing to a family emergency and fellow NSW Shires Association vice-president Adam Marshall, of Gunnedah Shire Council, has stepped in.
Cr Marshall was first elected in March 2004 at the age of just 19. He became deputy mayor in 2007 at 22 and mayor the following year at 23, a position he has held ever since.
Cr Marshall is the chairman of the NSW Country Mayors Association and senior vice-president of the Shires Association of NSW. He is also the chairman of Northern Inland Regional Waste (NIRW), a group comprising 13 councils that specifically addresses waste management issues on a regional level.
He is also a member of the NSW government’s Land and Water Advisory Panel, Essential Energy’s Regional Advisory Board and a member of the Gunnedah District Hospital Advisory Board.
‘If you care about what happens in your shire, want to work for economic growth and development, develop better and safer roads or support the growth of local business, then being a councillor is for you,’ Cr Marshall said.
‘It’s a time-consuming and sometimes very difficult role but one that’s extremely rewarding, satisfying and of critical importance.’
The free information session will be held in the Council Chambers, at the Murwillumbah Civic Centre, from 6.30pm.
For more details about the forums and other election information, visit Council’s website at http://www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/CouncilStructure/CouncilElection.aspx.