Historian has Coffs at heart

Historian Nan Cowling has decided to stand in the Coffs Harbour City Council elections in September.
Historian Nan Cowling has decided to stand in the Coffs Harbour City Council elections in September.

SHE says she's happy to go where people want her, and for Nan Cowling, that's Coffs Harbour City Council.

The popular local historian has decided, after the urging of friends, relatives, and members of the community, to run in this year's council elections.

"I really do have Coffs Harbour at heart," Mrs Cowling said.

"I've been following council very closely, going to council meetings and really listening to what they say, and I realise that we cannot possibly have the same situation next time as what's happening now."

Rather than the current system of decision making, Nan said she would prefer to see more independent debate on council matters.

"I would like to see nine independent people in there who will debate the matter and come up with the best solution for Coffs Harbour," she said.

"It's the whole community that I'm interested in."

Anyone interested in hearing more from Nan can email her on nancowling@gmail.com.

Ever thought about being elected as a councillor?

Anyone who is entitled to vote at elections for a council is eligible to stand for election as a councillor or as the mayor.

You have to be at least 18 years old, an Australian citizen, and on the relevant electoral roll for the council's area. The nomination costs $125.

Nomination forms are available by downloading from the NSWEC website www.votensw.info or by calling the candidate call centre on 1300 135 736.

Topics:  coffs harbour, council, elections, historian, local elections 2012



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