Jemma Tribe stands for Shoalhaven Mayor

April 30, 2024 10:47 am in by

Jemma Tribe has announced her intention to run for Mayor at the Shoalhaven Local Government elections this September. 

She says as a business owner, social enterprise operator, community leader, parent and former councillor, she’s had an insight into the challenges faced by Council. 

“I believe the community wants Council to get back to basics – roads, rates and rubbish. These fundamental issues are being forgotten.” 

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“Change is needed and I’m putting myself forward to be that change.” 

Jemma said she is also running as a independent Ward 2 councillor with a team of independents in each ward, and as a result is standing down as the President of the Shoalhaven Business Chamber. 

“The community is fed up with party politics in local government. I am hearing loud and clear that they don’t want the distraction of State and Federal issues on the floor of Council, nor do they want party officials in Sydney dictating how people vote.” 

Ms Tribe acknowledged her decision to head a team of independents puts her Liberal Party membership at risk.

Ms Tribe said, “The community wants local people, making local decisions, in the interest of our local community.” 

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“Given the significant challenges being faced by Council, it deserves this focus,” she added. 

Jemma was joined by three Team Tribe candidates at today’s announcement, lead candidate for Ward 1 Retired Major Selena Clancy, who also works Disaster Relief Australia and Wildlife Rescue, Nurse and Real estate agent Crystal Brandon and local Farmer Tim Cochrane.

Small business owners Bohdan Brumerskyj and Jessica Bromley are other members of the Team Tribe independents.

Ms Tribe said the rest of the team will be announced in the coming weeks.