Knight runs for top job
ANOTHER candidate has entered the contest for the mayoralty of Coffs Harbour.
Current Deputy Mayor Cr Denise Knight has announced she will run for the position of mayor in the elections set down for September 8.
Cr Knight, who was elected to the council four years ago, said she was passionate about issues affecting the local community and had a focus on strengthening the networks between the many towns and villages within the local government area.
"We are a wonderfully diverse population; all of the areas need to be nurtured in order for us to reach our potential," Cr Knight said. "I bring a different dimension to council with a vision to focus on the community as a whole in order to strengthen the vitality of the entire region."
As a registered nurse at the base hospital, Cr Knight has intricate and first-hand knowledge of the local health and aging sectors and the interdependencies between sectors that include education and health-support services.
She is currently the council's representative on many committees, including the access advisory committee, Australia Day and special events committee, Coffs Harbour arts and cultural development advisory committee and the Jetty Memorial Theatre advisory committee.
If elected she will continue to lobby for an entertainment centre, larger art gallery and a museum to enhance the experience of locals and visitors.