If elected Mayor Saturday I will finalise consultation with all stakeholders a Council policy that would provide paid Community Connection Leave to Council employees.
This leave entitlement program will be available for employees who wish to take up the opportunity of working with not for profits within the Moreton Bay Region on a voluntary basis.
I want to make sure that our Council is on a pathway to a new way forward of becoming a preferred employer in the region and the local government sector.
Council team members have a wide variety of skills and expertise that are not for profits can benefit from.
Similarly, I know just how appreciated that community organisation also will be for contribution.
Being a Council team member is a valuable contribution to public service in itself.
Now more than ever Council must play a role in reconnecting our community which that challenge comes around.