Candidate profile: Joy de Roos
I WAS born in Grafton, grew up at Tyndale on the family farm, the daughter of Dot and Dick Woods.
I went to Tyndale Public School and Maclean High School. I worked in libraries at Mac- lean and Grafton for eight years.
I moved to Adelaide, with my husband Ted and worked in local government and arts industry training in a variety of management and executive positions.
We returned in mid-1990s to farm two properties with my brother, who still owns the original family farm.
After retiring from agriculture, Ted and I live at Ilarwill and I work in aged care in the Aboriginal community in Maclean.
I am president of the Maclean Community Preschool and have been involved there for the past six years.
I am also a director of the Maclean Services Club and am a founding member of the Clarence Coast Theatrical Society.
Put the Community back into Council.
I want to bring the community back to council through consultation at all levels.
Everyone must be able to access information about the council and all the issues before it whether they have access to technology or not.
We must ensure that the council can run efficiently and effectively with a fair and equitable allocation of resources across the whole Valley.
All developments must be done in a way which is sensitive to the environment and enhances the community where it occurs.
I will be available to all Clarence Valley residents at all times and will listen to all points of view but ultimately I will make my own decisions based on the information provided.
I will endeavour to ensure that the decisions are made in the interests of the whole community at the least cost to the community.