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Celebrating 150 Years of Local Government in Roma Celebrating 150 Years of Local Government in Roma

Maranoa Regional Council is holding a program of celebrations during August 2017 in commemoration of the first local government election for the Roma district, held on 9 August 1867, with the first meeting held on 10 August 1867 following the declaration of poll.

Council is keen to hold these celebrations in partnership with the community and invites local groups to consider how they could be involved in the following activities:

Date

Time

Activity Description

Monday

21 August 2017

6.00pm

Opening of 44 Mayors of Roma exhibition

Walk of Art, Roma on Bungil Gallery (on display for the week)

Tuesday

22 August 2017

10.00am

3.00pm

 

6.30pm

Community morning tea (location to be confirmed)

Afternoon guided historical tour at Roma cemetery recognising former Mayors laid to rest in the cemetery and laying of wreaths.

Community dinner in recognition of past Mayors and Councillors of the Roma district.

Wednesday

23 August 2017

9.00am

9.30am

10.00am

12.30pm

Re-enactment of the first Council meeting 

Placement of commemorative time capsule

Community morning tea and announcement of competition winners

General Meeting of Maranoa Regional Council

Month of August

  • Window dressing competition for local businesses
  • Student essay competition
  • Grow your Mayoral Mo competition

Interested groups should submit a completed Expression of Interest form by Friday, 19 May 2017.

For more information contact Council’s Elected Members & Community Engagement team on 1300 007 662.