Cr Belinda Hassan was recently elected to her first term in local government. She is a fifth-generation Mackay region local with a proven passion for supporting the community through both her professional work and volunteer efforts. The former manager of Mackay Funerals and Sarina Funerals is also committed to several community organisations including Samaritan House Women’s Domestic Violence Shelter, Zonta Club of Mackay, the Domestic Violence Resource Service / Mackay Women’s Centre, and is a member and past-President of the Sarina Lions Club, past-President of the Rotary Club of Mackay Sunrise, and previous volunteer member of Cancer Council Queensland, Mackay Region Suicide Prevention Network and Road Accident Action Group (RAAG). A top priority for Cr Hassan is for all residents to have access to activities and events that promote a healthy and active lifestyle, by providing equitable access and encouraging sporting, recreational, and outdoor activities throughout the region. Since joining council, she’s been appointed to the Sport and Recreation Advisory Committee and the Sports Expo and Sign-on Day working group. She’s also council’s representative on the Diabetes and Obesity Project – Let’s Shape Up! Committee and St Vincent De Paul Housing Committee, as well as the Mayor’s DV Taskforce.
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