Community Resilience Category

Driving Home For Christmas 2022 🎅🎄🤶

So, that’s it for 2022. Today, I’ll be driving home or Christmas. I have closed the Shire for the Yuletide break, had an office party for the administration and then lunch with the outside crews… In closing out this year, I have spent the last 7 months implementing an executive team, employing other key staff, […]

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Managing for Flood, Fire and Famine in the Blink of an Eye

It’s never a dull moment running a local government. In the last two weeks, I have dealt with flooding, commenced preparing for the expected increase in bushfires this coming summer and attended Western Australia’s (WA) premier agricultural event. Community resilience is increasingly important on the back of an ever changing natural environment: there is increased […]

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My Musings This Week – The Importance of Using the Word “Reset” During Negotiations

During the week, I met with Abbot John and his management team at New Norcia to discuss interests in common and a way forward together that embraces the future. New Norcia is an iconic town in Australia. It is our only monastic town, and as it turns out, is located within the local government district […]

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Julian Lennon Performs ‘IMAGINE’ for Global Citizen’s Stand Up For Ukraine w/Nuno Bettencourt

I thought I would share Julian’s public performance of his Dad’s truly great, beautiful and moving song from earlier this week… What Julian Says About His Moving Performance on His YouTube Page “The War on Ukraine is an unimaginable tragedy… As a human, and as an artist, I felt compelled to respond in the most […]

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We have green sea turtles for Sean! — Markus + Micah

After being away for the last week and a bit on the road (catching up with clients), I thought I would share with you today a post by Markus and Micah who are involved with turtle advocay regarding the pag-asa pawikan protection and conservation center – a wonderful conservation initiative for one of the planet’s […]

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