SMRC administrators column

Snowy Monaro Regional Council administrator Dean Lynch

Snowy Monaro Regional Council administrator Dean Lynch

When Snowy Monaro Regional Council formed in May 2016, an important way of ensuring our diverse region still maintained representation was achieved through the Local Representative Committees (LRCs). 

LRCs for Cooma-Monaro, Snowy River and Bombala came together to help me as the administrator, as well as the council, represent our residents throughout the Snowy Monaro. Made up of former councillors of the three former shires, and leading community advocates, the LRCs played a leading hand in guiding council in its early stages.

On Thursday the LRC members will meet for the final time as council transitions into its final two and half months before elections. The 12 LRC members deserve congratulations for their continued efforts and dedication to their communities. Initially the LRC groups met on their own, before coming together for joint LRC meetings. These proved valuable ensuring the community’s voice was heard. 

From Cooma-Monaro: Rogan Corbett, Winston Phillips OAM, Angela Ingram, and Craig Mitchell. Snowy River: Peter Beer, John Shumack, Annie O’Keefe, Bob Frost. Bombala: Steve Goodyer, Di Hampshire, Gabrielle Rea and Paul Perkins.

On Tuesday, council held its first candidate information session for the upcoming local council elections on September 9. Further sessions for Berridale, Cooma and Bombala are in coming weeks to provide locals with information in the lead up to the elections.