Candidate profile: Margot Scott
ORIGINALLY from the Central West of NSW, I lived and worked in Sydney for 34 years before moving to Yamba in July 2010 with my husband for "semi-retirement".
I work part-time for Nortec as a trainer and assessor and am a self-employed civil marriage celebrant and career counsellor.
I have operated a small business for many years, so have a good understanding of accountability and financial management, whilst also having had extensive corporate experience in both private and public sectors.
I undertake numerous volunteer activities in our community including:
- Visiting residents at Caroona
- Member of the executive committee and museum guide for the Port of Yamba Historical Society
- Presenter on local community radio station, TLCFM
- Active member of Yamba Chamber of Commerce
- Member of a fundraising working party to secure a dedicated mental health nurse for the Clarence Valley
- VP Education for Yamba Yabbies Toastmasters
Attract new small businesses to start up in the region by offering incentives: New business = Increased employment.
Actively promote the Clarence Valley as a preferred tourist destination.
Facilitate consultation with industries and community groups to ensure all voices are heard.
Offer rate subsidies to attract more self-funded retirees to generate greater economic activity.
Lobby to get CCTV cameras installed in "hot spots" throughout the Valley.
Ensure there is transparency and consistency within council's decision making processes.
Act as liaison between the community and council and effectively represent all sectors.
Bring the focus back to grassroots issues, such as roads, infrastructure and crime prevention.