Staff Testimonials

Ashley Blokland - Land Protection Officer

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Since working at CTRC for the past 2+ years I am amazed at the opportunities I have had for self-development and the positions I have filled. I find I am constantly engaged and learning new things about my role and the role Council plays in the community. As a key part of my job is community-focused, it is quite fulfilling to find ways in which I can educate customers of their responsibilities and endeavour to create a better community.

...it is quite fulfilling to find ways in which I can educate customers of their responsibilities and endeavour to create a better community.

Jasmine Orwe - EA to Director Corporate and Community Services

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I came to Council looking for stability and an environment conducive to the workings of family life.  It was my first job and I have now been with Council for ten (10) years.  Council has supported and equipped me with the appropriate tools to strive for excellence in the service that I provide for Council and the wider community.  This means that I can be confident and constructive in providing an ‘exceptional service' for an ‘exceptional community'.

"Council has supported and equipped me with the appropriate tools to strive for excellence"

Susan Lee - Rates Officer

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I joined the Council team 14 years ago. I felt it would be a challenging position and that it would guarantee my family's security within Council's work force. I believe as employees of Council we are encouraged to not only see Council as just a place to do work, but a place to thrive and be supported in all we do, both personally and professionally.

In my role with Council I am very privileged to work with a great team of people, whom after working for so many years with, I consider family. The team has a strong sense of trust and mutual respect for each other. Since first starting with Council I have had the opportunity to further my career and gain experience and qualifications in a variety of positions. I strive to offer good service to our community and I strongly agree with Council's motto "Exceptional Service for an Exceptional Community".

"Since first starting with Council I have had the opportunity to further my career and gain experience and qualifications in a variety of positions."

Mark Gladman - Urban Roads Coordinator

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After working in local government for approximately 30 years in different states, Charters Towers Regional Council offers me a great work/lifestyle balance, opportunities to improve my skills and a great team to work with.

"Council offers me a great work/lifestyle balance"

Anita Fry - Visitor Information Centre Team Leader

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I commenced with Council working for Community Services as Council's Youth Services Officer in 2012 and worked closely with Planning and Sustainable Development, Community Development, Events Coordination and Youth Development in the region. During this time, as professional development, I pursued some opportunities for studying that Council offered while working. I am currently working in the position as Visitor Information Centre Coordinator and now have my dream job in the tourism sector. I work closely with a team of 38 volunteers and 2 other staff who provide a range of visitor services for the region.

I have been lucky enough to have opportunities to travel, learn and be involved in organising local events and meeting countless people in the course of my work with the Charters Towers Regional Council. I have found the challenges of the position rewarding and enjoy opportunities to coordinate and provide training and induction for new volunteers. I am excited to continue my role as Visitor Information Centre Coordinator and anticipate being heavily involved in sustainable tourism development  and the promotion of our Region's great assets.

"I love working for Council because I get to be involved in a wide range of community events and activities."