banner column

TRIO’S QUEST TO HELP MAYORS SUCCEED

News Release

Friday, 20 May 2016

TRIO'S QUEST TO HELP MAYORS SUCCEED

Three doyens of local government have been engaged to help Queensland’s mayors succeed.

The Local Government Association of Queensland has appointed respected former mayors Bob Abbot, Wayne Kratzmann and Peter Maguire to a mentorship program.

Each will provide support and advice for mayors in specific areas throughout Queensland.

LGAQ chief executive officer Greg Hallam said the free service would be of immense value to mayors.

“The LGAQ recognises that the role of mayors is unique and comes with its own set of challenges,” he said.

“Bob, Wayne and Peter are all highly experienced and widely respected.

“Collectively they have amassed an incredible 100 years’ experience in local government.

“Few other people could claim to boast such an intimate understanding of how councils operate.

“Their advice will be invaluable, particularly to the 41 new mayors elected at the council elections in March.”

Mr Hallam said the initiative was a free and confidential service for all mayors.

All of the appointed mentors retired at the local government elections in March this year.

Mr Abbot served as mayor of both the Noosa Shire and Sunshine Coast regional councils and was appointed Australia's first Mayoral Mentor in 2012/13.

Mr Kratzmann was South Burnett Regional Council Mayor while Mr Maguire led the Central Highlands Regional Council.

Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


column3