Published on 24 December 2021
On behalf of Councillors and staff at Colac Otway Shire Council, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and safe 2022.
It’s a great privilege to be Mayor and a part of the Colac Otway community. This year it has been especially wonderful to attend Christmas get-togethers, to meet, talk and reconnect with our community and celebrate the festive season.
As we look back over the year that was, I am thankful for family and friends, the beautiful region that we’re fortunate to live in, and the great Colac Otway community we’re all a part of.
I am optimistic about what 2022 will bring with Council focussed on listening and responding to our community’s interests.
This holiday season, I hope you have the opportunity to spend time with the special people in your life, to slow down and reconnect in order to start the new year with hope and optimism.
Colac Otway is a wonderful community that is kind, compassionate and looks after one another – please bear in mind that the festive season can be a difficult time of year for some, so please be considerate of those around you who may need a helping hand and connect with people who may need support.
My fellow councillors and I look forward to working with you, our community, to build on the progress we’ve made in the year to come. I wish you all a happy and safe Christmas and New Year.