Expressions of Interest Open for 100 Years Celebration Advisory Committee
With Mount Isa’s centenary just a couple of years away, Council has got the ball rolling for the planning of the 100 Year Celebration, with expressions of interest now open for membership of the anniversary’s advisory committee.
The committee will be chaired by former mayor Ron McCullough and will comprise sitting Councillors, two residents from the region, two representatives of local community organisations and two representatives from local businesses, as well as Council staff and a Queensland Government representative.
Advisory committee members will be able to commit to the following responsibilities:
- Attend meetings;
- Prepare and present reports as requested by the Chair;
- Assist with the development of strategies and policies;
- Actively promote discussion within the community and source feedback; and
- Support 100 Years events and commemorations through attendance and volunteer work (if possible).
Mayor Danielle Slade said there are plans to have a year of centenary events and commemorations throughout 2023 – and even a visit by a senior member of the Royal Family has been suggested.
“The advisory committee will be instrumental in assisting Council, by providing guidance, advice and information about funding opportunities, infrastructure and events that will complement this momentous celebratory occasion for our community,” Cr Slade said.
“We are hoping to have a diverse range of viewpoints and experience for the committee, so I definitely encourage people to submit their expression of interest to be considered for membership.
“It’s important to keep in mind though that this committee will represent a commitment of at least a couple of years, so people who can fulfil this responsibility would certainly be very welcome.
“Once we have the advisory committee up and running, we will be looking to support separate committees, community groups and organisations who want to be involved in events that year.”
For people interested in being a member of the advisory committee, a comprehensive Terms of Reference document has been created and can be accessed by visiting www.mountisa.qld.gov.au/100years, where the link to complete the online application form can also be found.
Applications will be open until the end of February 2020.