Elected from the Management Committee, the CQLGA Executive Committee is the leadership team of the CQLGA management committee and includes the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
The CQLGA Executive Committee meets every alternative month to the Management Committee meeting to ensure good governance and provide ongoing guidance to CQLGA operations between CQLGA Management Committee meetings.
Gladstone Regional Councillor Rick Hansen currently holds the Engineering Services Portfolio on the Gladstone Regional Council. He held a position on the CQLGA Management Committee during the previous Council term.
As the new President of the association he is determined to seek and encourage the cooperation of all member Councils in identifying projects which can be implemented on a regional basis. He would like to play a part in making the CQLGA more accountable to member councils and to ensure that its services are time and cost efficient and above all provide value and save money for the Central Region’s rate payer base.
A Local Government Association member, Councillor Baker was appointed to Belyando Shire Council in 2007 and elected as Division 4 Councillor with IRC in 2008.
Cr Baker and her husband Frank have 2 children and 1 grandchild, and have lived in Moranbah for the last 15 years.
Cr Baker has been chairperson of the Regional Arts Development Fund and Audit committees and a member of several local sporting committees, including junior rugby league and netball.
Rockhampton Regional Council Deputy Mayor
Councillor Williams was born and educated in Rockhampton, Tony is married with four children and has lived in Koongal for 21 years. Elected as a Councillor to the former Rockhampton City Council in 2004, and was returned to the amalgamated Rockhampton Regional Council as Councillor for Division 8.
Tony is passionate about empowering the community, to give residents a voice and a chance to have a greater say about the direction of our region. "I've always had a passion for working to achieve goals, Local Government is where you can actually make a difference."
Since Tony has been on Council, he has been working very hard to assist all residents and to improve the services provided by Council to its residents and community groups.The environment is a major concern for Tony and he has also been working very hard with community groups in cleaning up our creeks and water ways and in promoting environmental awareness. Council provides a diverse range of important services to the community and the protection of the environment.
Tony shares his time with a number of community groups which include:
Rockhampton Regional Council
Chair: Health and Compliance Committee
Cr Ellen Smith became the Councillor for Division 4 in May 2012, and brings to the Council table eight years of experience from her time serving on the Fitzroy Shire Council.
During this time Cr Smith spent four years as Deputy Mayor before the Council was amalgamated with three others to form Rockhampton Regional Council.
Cr Smith is a long time resident of Bouldercombe and her family first settled in the Region 150 years ago.
With close ties to the community, Cr Smith has 18 nieces and nephews who all live in the Rockhampton Region.
She has been connected with horses for a long time having competed with horses for 22 years and being a judge for over 40 years.
Cr Smith was also treasurer of the Bouldercombe Progress Society, a member of the Bouldercombe Rural Fire Brigade and a member of the Gracemere Community Voice.
Cr Smith has spent her recent years away from local government working full time at a service station and part time as a disability carer. During this time she gained her Certificate Four in Disability Support Care.
Cr Smith loved her time as a Councillor for the Fitzroy Shire Council and was happy to return to the role.
Cr Smith believes the Rockhampton Region has the best of every world with the beach, a lot of job opportunities and places like Gracemere which are great places to live.
She hopes to work with her fellow Councillors towards ensuring the Council is in a stable financial situation and to continue promoting region as a place to live, work and enjoy.