Greg Christensen has been returned for a second term as Mayor of the Scenic Rim.
Greg thanked Mayoral Candidates Chris Summers and Virginia Price for their participation in the democratic process and acknowledged John Brent and Tom Sharp for their hard fought campaigns.
“While I will have much more to say about my thoughts for future direction in coming weeks, today I want to pause and say thank you firstly to the many members of our community who have supported me and share my belief in the potential of our region and the exciting future we can create together,” said Greg.
“I acknowledge the enthusiastic group of volunteers who have assisted my campaign along with the many well-wishers whose words of encouragement have brought energy for us in the face of sometimes difficult days.”
“I also thank my family – children, grandchildren, siblings, nephews and nieces. They have brought great strength and encouragement to Denise and myself.”
“Most importantly, I wish to acknowledge my incredible wife Denise, – she has been a constant partner throughout life and, of course, across my first term as Mayor,” he said.
Greg said he is now focussed on the disaster management response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring the safety of the community and Council staff; as well as continuing to provide essential services and supporting the business community.
I feel proud that our Council team is bringing great skill to bear under these trying times to support our regions communities.
“I have also commenced planning for a long term Regional Recovery Program,” said Greg.
“While the controls and impacts related to the current Pandemic are challenging, we need to look forward, beyond the current events. As our history shows, from such significant events new ideas and solutions will change how we can shape the future. The resilience and adaptability of our communities is something I have great confidence in.”
“Working with the new Council and our communities, I’m excited to get on with task of building a stronger region, with a thriving community, a prosperous economy and pursuing the vibrant future we all long for,” he said.