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Mayor and Councillors
Born in Mitchell in 1962, Robert grew up on the family property ‘Cornwall,’ north of Roma. After completing his secondary schooling at Toowoomba Grammar School, Robert returned to ‘Cornwall’ to work on the family property.
Scott, a third generation farmer and primary producer, resides at a property 18km north-east of Roma. He is strongly committed to the region having lived all his life within the region. Scott, married to Donna, is blessed with four children.
Jan, in partnership with her husband Graham currently runs a grazing enterprise known as ‘Glenelg’ in the Mungallala district. Jan and Graham were married in 1985 and have two sons, both of whom Jan taught through distance education.
Joy is a well known personality in the district of Injune, having resided in the area for over 50 years. Her husband Leo currently manages a cattle property just outside the town of Injune. Family is an important priority for Joy and Leo who have an extended family.
Peter’s family moved to Roma from Allora in the early 1900’s and lived in a house in Duke Street, opposite St John’s Convent School. On the maternal side of Peter’s family there is a direct link to the Wieneke family, who were early settlers in the Roma area.
Wendy, born in St. Kilda graduated from Coburg Teachers College, Victoria in 1969 taking on a career in teaching spanning some 30 years. During that time Wendy secured various posts across Victoria, Northern Territory and Queensland.
Cameron has spent most of the past 10 years living and working in far western and south western Queensland. He is passionate about the future of regional Queensland and the contributions the next generation can make in shaping our community.
Ree originally came to the region to work as a jillaroo on a property south of Wallumbilla. She meet her partner Leon and they married in 1983, with Ree remaining in the region ever since. Ree and Leon have 4 children, Jessica, Ashleigh, Breeanna and Brandon.
The Mayor and Councillors are elected by the community to represent the current and future interests of Maranoa.
Collectively, Council in line with their legislative responsibilities are responsible for three key tasks:
Council is in the process of developing a Community Engagement framework which will provide a framework around the provision of high quality leadership and accountability for the community.
It also recognises that decision making is enhanced through interaction and communication with the community.
To connect with the community and seek out opinions, Councillors engage in a variety of forums, including: