Glenn Brown was a guest on 5THE FM on the morning program with Rebekah and talked about his decision to nominate for Council in the up-coming elections. He is a former Councillor, has been actively involved in SE health services including CEO of Millicent Hospital, Regional Manager of (6) South East Hospitals, and worked with Wattle Range Council as Director Development Services until his recent retirement. Glenn said when he moved to Millicent from Port Pirie, he thought it might be for about three years but 26 years later he is still here; has just sold his home to buy another one in Millicent and enjoys being actively involved in his community.
“I have recently retired from my position of Director Development Services with Wattle Range Council. My six years with Council and my 2 years as an elected Councillor (2006 -2008) provide me with unique experience and understanding of how Council works and the issues important to our community, and would allow me to be an effective Councillor for Corcoran Ward.
I would like an opportunity to continue to work with the community and Council to ensure the ongoing development of facilities like the Men’s Shed, Craft Centre, Community garden, and sporting facilities that make Millicent an attractive a vibrant place to live and to retain and attract families to Millicent. These are projects that I championed in my role with Council, and are vital to the fabric of our community.
The ongoing enhancement to the appearance of the town and the upgrade of footpaths and walking/riding trails also needs to continue for the benefit of our community but also to present an attractive town for those contemplating living in Millicent, or establishing a business in Millicent.
I also wish to see further sustainable and sensible economic development initiatives pursued and ensure local businesses are able to benefit from such initiatives. I believe Council needs to consider what incentives it may be able to provide to attract new businesses, or to grow small home businesses into larger businesses offering employment opportunities.
I would ensure that Council maintains a responsible financial management Plan that supports important projects without causing an unreasonable financial burden on ratepayers. My understanding of the budget process and the budget of Council will be of great assistance in this regard.
I am a Board member of Accare and was a member of the Health Advisory Council for many years until my recent retirement. Again these roles have given me great insight into the difficulties and life issues that affect some members of our community. As a former Chief Executive of Millicent Hospital I am still passionate about the future of the Hospital and the services it offers to the community now and into the future. I am also a member of the Lions Club of Millicent.
In summary I am eager to work as a Councillor to ensure the future of Millicent for our children and grandchildren.”