A QUICK note to thank all those friends who entrusted me with their number one vote in today's Derwent Valley Council election. I am humbled by the level of support, which at present appears more than sufficient to see me elected in second spot, just after Scott Shaw. Scott was not successful in his attempt to be elected mayor, but he and I are equally excited by the boundless prospects ahead of us all, under the leadership team led by new mayor Martyn Evans and new deputy mayor Craig Farrell. There will be more to say in the days and weeks ahead, but for now, my sincere thanks once again. I will not let you down.
Martyn, Craig and I posed for this photo as we were leaving the tally room at Elwick an hour or so ago.
The Gordon Dam at the furthest corner of the municipality is one of the jewels of our area
We are very fortunate to have Tasmania's equal oldest national park in our municipality. Its centenary will be celebrated in 2016.
Dick Adams MHR has been kind enough to launch both volumes of the recent Derwent Valley history books we have produced locally.
In 2001 I travelled to England at my own expense to bid for the right to host the 2008 World Gathering of Norfolk and Norwich here in the Derwent Valley. During this interview on BBC Radio Norwich, it was announced that our bid had been successful
During my visit to Norwich, the chief city in the county of Norfolk, I was officially welcomed by the chairman of the County Council who probably didn't think signing the official visitors book was as funny as I seem to have done