Former public servant new SES controller
By JULIA ILES
FORMER public servant Peter Stevens is ready to step up to the mark as new local controller for the State Emergency Service (SES).
"I am excited about this new role and look forward to getting to know the volunteers; it's really been a positive start," he said.
"The people at the SES make a real contribution to residents in emergency situations and I believe I can add some of my skills and knowledge to the 200-strong Valley team."
Two years ago Mr Stevens retired from his position as a section manager for the road safety unit at the Roads and Traffic Authority.
Since retiring from that job, he has been able to spend more time with his family and work on improving his house.
"I now have a little more free time and want to contribute to our community," he said.
Clarence Valley Council mayor Ian Tiley said he was confident Mr Stevens would uphold the high standards set by the Valley's SES crews.
"I'm confident that the highlycompetent level of community service the Valley has enjoyed for many years will continue under the leadership of Mr Stevens," Cr Tiley said.