Suzie Deyris, Byron Bay
Tony Narracot (community minded former Executive Officer of the Byron Bay Chamber Of Commerce who in the 1990s built its numbers from 37 to 340) will be remembered by many as a uniting voice for the Shire, he worked tirelessly door knocking and bringing business people together for the good of the Shire. He gave generously of his time and money for the town’s youth and underprivileged and encouraged other business people to do the same, he gathered us together and inspired by example.
He recognized the privilege and responsibility of living here, in this phenomenally biodiverse area, and that we must learn to welcome tourists and educate them to value the things that truly matter most, that some may take for granted, community, our young, the dolphins in the waves, koalas, wallabies, rare birds and wild green places.
The trouble with Chambers of Commerce is that commerce is mostly the number one focus, rather than the benefit conferred.
This shire is far more precious than real estate to be carved up, and profit to be made.
I ask everyone who lives here and loves the beauty of this shire to vote on the 10th of September. If you are unsure of who are most likely to represent the whole shire and all her residents, not just the two legged kind, please visit the CAN Facebook, and look for your CAN Flyer in next weeks Echo, showing how to make your one vote count, by filling in your preferences.