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Council’s position on Rodeo CEO move

As a major long-term sponsor and partner of the Mount Isa Rodeo, Mount Isa City Council is disappointed to hear that the newly created position of Chief Executive takes the lead role of Rodeo out of the community.

The Mayor and Councillors are exceptionally proud of the level of support Council  has provided to the Mount Isa Rodeo over many years and particularly with the establishment and ongoing improvements to our world class facility.

“Council have always been proud supporters of the Mount Isa Rodeo, and we understand that it has the potential to continue to grow and increase and attract visitors from interstate and overseas, but we believe that jobs should remain local”, Cr McCulloch said.

“The current manager does an outstanding job of promoting and growing the city’s premier event, but this Council would rather see its key players support and encourage the growth of the region as well as the rodeo, and remain based in Mount Isa.

“Without Mount Isa, there is no Mount Isa Rodeo, and if our people can’t stay in the region, then how do we expect others to do the same?”.