Jill's experience offered at poll
THE name Jill Crampton is synonymous with one of Gympie's most successful events - the annual Mayoral Prayer Breakfast - and she has tossed her hat into the ring as a candidate for Division 4 in the coming local government elections.
"Gympie needs people with a vast experience in business, development and lifestyle," she said.
"I am a team player and am flexible, but not flippant. I mix well and relate to people from all walks of life equally and I understand there is more to council than rates and I am not scared of change.
"We have made Gympie our home, raised a family. I am passionate about my community and am interested in its future."
Jill's husband and family have encouraged her to take this challenge.
She is involved with Rotary, has first-hand experience with the council's building application process as well as owning business enterprises from farming to running a restaurant.
"I have 32 years business experience coupled with life experiences to draw on and now wish to use this to help the region grow and become the best it can. I am able to lead or be a team player. I know how to listen and understand people's needs and have the desire to help and problem-solve"
The issues of keeping young people in the region through entertainment, employment and educational courses including how to manage money, are high on her priority list as well as Mary St and manufacturing for business.
But most of all it's Jill's love for the community, which is reflected by her local involvement, that has placed her name on the election forms for March 24.
"I would like to be a part of Gympie's continued growth and maturity," she said.