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Resilient Byron members, Dr Jean S Renouf, Ella Rose Goninan, Isabel Halse, Paul Sudmals, Giulia Ogaza, Matt Kendall, Michael Murray, Seb Berry, Melanie Bloor and Dr Claire McLisky. Photo Jeff ‘Resilient Since Time Began In 1986’ Dawson

A group of locals committed to regeneration and resilience to disasters and crises in Byron Shire has announced its volunteer leadership team.

Resilient Byron welcomes geographic group co-leaders, Melanie Bloor and Dr Claire McLisky. They join Seb Berry, Matt Kendall, Michael Murray, Giulia Ogaza, Isabel Halse, Paul Sudmals and Dr Richard Hil.

The roles include food security, energy security, housing security, health and wellbeing, safety and emergency and research.

Resilient Byron founder is Dr Jean S Renouf, a Southern Cross University academic and local firefighter. Vice chair is Ella Rose Goninan.

Dr Renouf says, ‘Along with the core team, Resilient Byron is supported by esteemed advisors and ambassadors, including author and filmmaker Damon Gameau, author and internationally renowned dharma teacher Catherine Ingram, member of Sourdough Business Pathways and Sourdough Business Women, Jennifer Joiner, and Arakwal Bumberbin Bundjalung woman Delta Kay’.

‘Resilient Byron acts as a facilitator, creating connections between stakeholders, but also as a community development organiser, supporting neighbourhoods in building their resilience, as well as an educator, organising events and advocating for regenerative and resilient solutions in the Shire’.

The call for a volunteer food security co-leader and a water security leader is still open, as well as a paid part time grant writer position.

If you have experience and passion in these areas, Resilient Byron would love to hear from you. For more info visit www.resilientbyron.org.


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