Jason Holt has recently taken up his new position as Director of Community Services. His areas of responsibility include Childcare, HACC/Community Home Help, Community Events, Community Engagement, Community Support, Indigenous Knowledge Centre and Library, Recreation & Leisure, Youth, Sporting Complexes, Community Police, Interagency Liaison, and Cemetery Management,
Some interesting information in his bio include:
* 33 years of age with a partner of 10 years and a son at 8 years of age
* Enjoys mountain biking fishing and camping
* For the last 3 and a half years has been working for PCYC as the North Queensland Indigenous Programs Manager responsible for the State Government funded Indigenous Community Sport and Recreation Program.
*Grew up in Brisbane but has lived in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far north Queensland over the last 10 years.
* Has had working experiences with Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands (Western Australian Gibson Desert) and the Yolgnu people (NT East Arnhem Land) and more recently through North Queensland, North West Queensland, Cape York and the Torres Straits.
The Mayor Dereck Walpo and CEO Bernie McCarthy attended the LGAQ Summit earlier this month. Many valuable connections were established.
Mayor Dereck Walpo with LGAQ CEO Greg Hallam At Twin Waters Summit 8 May
At Twin Waters Qld civic leaders summit Mayor Robert Holness Kowanyama ASC, LGAQ President Margaret De Wit, Mayor Dereck Walpo Aurukun SC