Scenic Rim’s new Council sworn in

Scenic Rim's Councillors for the 2024-2028 Council term (from left) Amanda Hay, Kerri Cryer, Stephen Moriarty, Mayor Tom Sharp, Jennifer Sanders, Marshall Chalk and Duncan McInnes following the signing of their Declarations of Office.
Scenic Rim's Councillors for the 2024-2028 Council term (from left) Amanda Hay, Kerri Cryer, Stephen Moriarty, Mayor Tom Sharp, Jennifer Sanders, Marshall Chalk and Duncan McInnes following the signing of their Declarations of Office.

The Scenic Rim has a new Mayor and three new Councillors following today’s swearing-in ceremony at The Centre Beaudesert. 

Mayor Tom Sharp congratulated newly elected Councillors Stephen Moriarty, Kerri Cryer and Jennifer Sanders, who served during the 2012 to 2016 Council term, and returning Councillors Amanda Hay, Marshall Chalk and Duncan McInnes. 

“Having a generational connection to the Scenic Rim and to local government, I am extremely passionate about the region in which I grew up and have made my home,” Cr Sharp said. 

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“As a resident and a ratepayer, I know the elevated expectations and the high hopes that our Scenic Rim community holds for this term of Council and the keen sense of responsibility we share in our roles as elected representatives. 

“I am committed to us working together as a team, as we strive to achieve the best outcomes for our region by listening to the people and to tackling the grassroots issues that concern them.   

“There is much to be done and I am looking to the task ahead with energy and enthusiasm. 

“With my Councillor colleagues, I will be working to ensure the highest standards of local government.” 

The new Council was sworn in by Scenic Rim’s Chief Executive Officer David Keenan, who took each of the Councillors’ Declarations of Office. 

“Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Scenic Rim Regional Council as we swear in our newly elected Mayor and Councillors,” he said. 

“Those who have been chosen to represent their communities, and work for the benefit of the Scenic Rim as a whole, have a great responsibility ahead of them. 

“On behalf of Council’s executive team and employees, I am looking forward to working in partnership with our new Mayor and Councillors to deliver the highest standards of service to our residents, ratepayers and business operators across our region.” 

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