Councillor Elizabeth Russo

Clr E M Russo - Central Ward

Political Affiliation: Liberal Party of Australia

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It’s hard to believe that 2019 is coming to a close and it’s been two years since I was elected to represent the residents of The Hills Shire. It truly is such an honour and privilege to represent you. I have been very fortunate to meet and converse with many residents over this time. I love having the opportunity to discuss what you love about the area as well as your issues and concerns and what you would like to see in the future.

During the last year on Council, I have advocated for a strong financial position, less bureaucracy, and appropriate, family friendly development. I will continue to do this over the coming year and look forward to being able to serve The Hills community in 2020.

The Orange Blossom festival, which was held over the month of September, offered a wide range of events for both the young and old. The highlight for me was attending the Orange Blossom Festival – Lights, Beats and Eats at the Castle Hill Showground and the Castle Hill Art Society Exhibition and Awards. There are some  extremely talented artists in The Hills and I was most impressed by the children’s exhibition.

As we enter the ‘silly season’ our social calendars become very busy! One date I hope you all have in your calendar is Wednesday 11th December, for Christmas in The Hills! It is one of my family’s favourite events and certainly puts everyone into the Christmas Spirit.

As one year comes to an end, we start looking into the coming year and beyond. I have no doubt that 2020 will be filled with challenges and successes.

From my family and I, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. To all those travelling over the festive season, we wish you safe travels.