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Mayor Simon Richardson

Mayor Simon Richardson
Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson with partner Jane and daughters Frida and Matilda.

Simon Richardson, a local high school teacher is the new Mayor of Byron Shire. Simon will be resigning his teaching position and devoting himself full-time to the Mayoral role. He is leading our team because he provides both experience with our local government and commitment to our community. While Simon is committed to upholding Greens values he is also pragmatic about resolving the challenges facing our community.

Simon is husband to Jane, a Father to Frida, aged 3, and Matilda born on Monday 23rd July 2012. He is passionate about our Shire and is keen to preserve the past successes of the Greens in keeping the Shire protected from overdevelopment whilst meeting the challenges ahead with innovation, and intelligence.  Simon says “I’m about community, sustainability and integrity. As a teacher and Byron Shire Councillor, I have worked hard to keep Byron Shire liveable and affordable. Now, I am ready to be the Shire’s progressive voice as Mayor.  I believe our Shire can lead the world in creating a creative, sustainable and innovative community for the 21st century.“

Simon asserts the magic and uniqueness of the Byron Shire has not just happened by accident, rather it is the result of empowered, active and progressive community members over several decades.  Like many others, Simon feels he has a responsibility to ensure his  kids are able to live and thrive here.

Click here for more information about Simon’s work on Byron Shire Council.


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