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Coast mayor on cusp of becoming president

SHOT AT THE TITLE: Sunshine Coast mayor Mark Jamieson is vying for the LGAQ presidency.
SHOT AT THE TITLE: Sunshine Coast mayor Mark Jamieson is vying for the LGAQ presidency. Patrick Woods

DING ding.

The warm-up is over and the prize fight is on.

Sunshine Coast mayor Mark Jamieson is squaring off against Western Downs councillor Ray Brown for the Local Government Association of Queensland presidency to be decided tomorrow afternoon.

If successful it will elevate Cr Jamieson, a former media executive, into one of the most prestigious jobs in the state.

A decision will be made by members at the LGAQ annual conference on the Gold Coast during the 120th edition of the event.

He has a formidable opponent in Cr Brown.

A former Western Downs mayor with 26 years of experience in local government, he has a background in managing agricultural properties.

Both Cr Jamieson and Cr Brown are current LGAQ directors.

Cr Jamieson has the backing of his fellow Sunshine Coast councillors and told the Daily in August that if he was successful it would boost the region.

"The position certainly won't do any harm for our region (if successful)," Cr Jamieson said.

The winner will replace acting president Jenny Hill.

Topics:  councils local government association of queensland state government sunshine coast council


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