News>1 July: Cr Suzy Martin resigns from Council
|Cr Suzy Martin has announced her resignation from Benalla Rural City Council after eight years of service as a Councillor. |
“Cr Martin has given an enormous amount to the community in her role as Councillor and we congratulate her on her many achievements,” said Mayor Cr Justin King.
“Cr Martin has been highly effective and very involved in many Council events and activities. She has had an active role in promoting the arts, particularly in the role of Chair of the Benalla Art Gallery Special Committee, which has recently developed a Master Plan for its redevelopment.
“She was Chair of the Benalla Festival Advisory Committee for seven years. Through that role she helped develop partnerships with local businesses and community organisations which have been vital in the sustainability of this important local event. She also encouraged the inclusion of our small towns into the Festival program, which has had great benefits for both the event and the towns involved.
“She has been a great advocate for the local economy, bringing to the Council her considerable experience and expertise as a business and owner operator and prior experience in retail.
“Her input into the development of the Winton Wetlands as Deputy Chair of the Winton Wetlands Committee of Management has been vital to the development of this key tourism attraction.
"Suzy has been a wonderful ambassador for local government. She has been a great mentor to me as a first term councillor and Mayor and I know other Councillors share the same gratitude that I do and we acknowledge her support.
“The commitment that she has shown to her community has been unfailing and exemplary. We will miss her energy and passion and we wish her and her husband Jim the best for the future.”
Until the resignation, which was effective as from 30 June 2016, Cr Martin represented the Council on the following committees:
|Benalla Art Gallery Special Committee|
|Australia Day Advisory Committee|
|Benalla Airport Advisory Committee|
|Benalla Festival Advisory Committee|
|Benalla Saleyards Advisory Committee|
|Communications Advisory Committee|
|CEO Performance Review Advisory Committee|
|Benalla Airport Redevelopment Project Steering Committee|
|Benalla Business and Tourism Growth (Enterprise Park) Project Steering Committee|
|Strategic Recreation Plan Steering Committee|
|Benalla Business Growth (ACT) Project Control Group|
|Benalla Family Research Group|
|State Gliding Centre Committee of Management Inc.|