Acknowledgement of Service – Cr Cheryl Gaedtke

Acknowledgement of Service – Cr Cheryl Gaedtke

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Minutes of Ordinary Meeting
13 March 2024

Acknowledgement of Service– Cr Gaedtke
File Ref: Mayor and Councillor Reports
Action Officer: EA

Background/Summary
Cr Gaedtke’s career within Somerset Regional Council stands as a testament to her dedication
to our community’s welfare and advancement. Over nearly four decades of service, she has
left a mark on the region, shaping its future for the better.

With 39 years of committed service, including 31 years as a staff member and eight years as
a councillor, Cr Gaedtke has illustrated the essence of public service. Her tenure has been
characterised by a commitment to enhancing the lives of residents and driving meaningful
progress within Somerset Regional Council and the former Kilcoy Shire Council. As a
motivated figure within council, she has played a vital role in fostering collaboration and
advancing effective strategies to address community needs.

Cr Gaedtke’s involvement with the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) committee has
been a source of pleasure and fulfilment, allowing her to support and promote the arts within
the region. Additionally, her engagement with various community committees has given her
fond memories and invaluable experiences representing and engaging with a diverse array of
people. These interactions have enriched her understanding of the community’s needs and
aspirations, further fuelling her dedication to serving its interests.

Cr Gaedtke’s legacy is ingrained in the fabric of Somerset Regional Council. Her dedication
has set a high standard for public officials, inspiring others to work hard and honestly for local
government.

As Cr Gaedtke prepares to embark on the next chapter of her journey, we extend our gratitude
for her service and contributions to Somerset Regional Council. We wish her a retirement filled
with joy, longevity, and the opportunity to pursue her passions and dreams.

Recommendation
THAT Council receive the report ‘Acknowledgment of Service – Cr Gaedtke’ and it be placed
on the public record as an expression of sincere gratitude for her thirty-nine years of committed
service to Somerset Regional Council and former Kilcoy Shire Council, serving as both an
employee and Councillor.
Resolution
Subject:
Moved – Cr Whalley
Seconded – Cr Brieschke

“THAT Council receive the report ‘Acknowledgment of Service – Cr
Gaedtke’ and it be placed on the public record as an expression of
sincere gratitude for her thirty-nine years of committed service to
Somerset Regional Council and former Kilcoy Shire Council, serving as
both an employee and Councillor.”
Vote – Unanimous
Carried


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