As recorded in MBRC’s minutes 22/9/15 (BM/AS) A12448694
Cr Bob Millar informed Council that he would not be seeking re-election in the March 2016 Local Government elections after 16 years of continuous service in Council.
Cr Millar stated this announcement brings for him a close to his time in public office, a period during which he has enjoyed the privilege and tremendous honour of representing firstly the residents of the former Pine Rivers Shire Council Division 1 and, since the Council amalgamation in 2008, the residents of Division 11. He said he believed he has brought to this role a range of valuable skills and personal attributes that have enabled him to serve with pride, compassion and an unquestionable level of integrity.
Cr Millar advised that he was proud to have played a role in making the Moreton Bay Region one of the most progressive in Australia. As spokesperson for corporate and financial matters over the last eight years, he was also proud to have played a part in helping guide Council through the tortuous period of amalgamation and beyond, and to be leaving Council in such a strong and healthy financial position, delivering significant value for its ratepayers dollars.
Cr Millar thanked the electors of Division 11 for so strongly supporting him at each of his re-elections and for the honour and privilege of being their representative.
In response to Cr Millars announcement, Cr Allan Sutherland (Mayor) said that Council was indebted to Cr Millar for his contribution to Council, particularly in the areas of finance and disaster management. The Mayor noted that Cr Millar had always been at the forefront during the preparation of Councils budget each year, and always present at Councils Disaster Coordination Centre during any event affecting the Moreton Bay Region.
The Councillors wished Cr Millar all the very best for his retirement and congratulated him on his achievements for his residents, and for his commitment and dedication to the Council throughout his long career.