Windle takes up challenge
AFTER raising four sons, Warwick woman Sheryl Windle said she was ready for her next challenge - which led her to put up her hand for the role of councillor at the March election.
"For 25 years I combined my role as a wife and mother with a partnership in a successful local family business," she said.
"I have since worked in retail and administration and, for the past six years have been working as a property manager, all of which has put me in touch with community members."
Ms Windle, who has been involved in the Warwick Hockey Association since 1981, has held all committee positions and was active in the club flood recovery efforts.
She said these roles had given her experience liaising with council and state departments.
"I believe that has given me advantageous experience in those areas and given me the confidence to liaise with people of varying standings," she said.
She said she wanted to see the region move forward as a whole.
"The current council has had a huge task with the amalgamation of the shires," she said.
"This was never going to be easy and there is still a lot of work to be done in regards to bringing the region together."
Ms Windle said she would love to see tourism become an even bigger focus.
"While I have the passion for sports and tourism, my goal is to work for the community as a whole, with the vision of improving our region overall," she said.
"Sadly, it seems the smaller communities, which make a very important part of the region, may not be having their needs recognised.
"I am an approachable person and I am prepared to be the voice of the community members."
CONFIRMED CANDIDATES (OUTSIDE COUNCIL)
Mayor: Kim Olsen (Warwick); Gina Doulis (Warwick)
Councillor: Mary Rofe (Stanthorpe); John Wode (Warwick); Glenn Henry (Warwick); Wilf Sim (Warwick); Julie Kawano (Allora), Sheryl Windle (Warwick).