Mayor Eric (Rick) Britton
Eric (Rick) Britton and his photographer wife Ann, own and operate cattle breeding enterprises in Queensland’s North West. Residing just outside of Boulia at Goodwood Station, Rick is a long-term member of that region. Rick’s grandmother and father were born in Boulia and Rick and Ann have two children, Thomas and Claire.
Rick has a significant demonstrated experience in public administration, leadership and governance along with his knowledge of primary production in some of Australia’s harshest climate. He is a passionate community advocate and through his role as Mayor he has developed an intimate understanding of the needs of communities, both rural and non-rural.
Rick is currently the Mayor of Boulia Shire Council, a position he has now held since 2008. Prior to that he entered local government as a Councillor in 2007. In his role as Mayor, Rick has been a Director of RAPAD since 2008 and was President of the West Qld Local Government Association, Chair of the Outback Regional Roads Group and Chair of the Central West Regional Pest Management Group. Rick took carriage of the rural financial counselling service delivered through RAPAD as Rural Financial Counselling Service Qld – Central Southern Region through to 31 March. He is now the Chair of Rural Financial Counselling Service North Queensland Project Management Board.
In both his local government, RAPAD and business interests, Rick actively pursues professional development opportunities. To further his knowledge of governance and administration, Rick has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.
Rick is actively involved in many community groups and events. Rick is the Boulia Ag-force branch president. Both Rick and Ann are heavily involved in the hands on work and practical assistance for many years with the Boulia Easter Campdraft, Races and Rodeo weekend and The Back to Boulia Event held during September. Goodwood Pastoral Company has been a host employer for RITE, which is a rural training scheme for young people. Goodwood is also a case study for Grazing Land Management studies.
Educational Qualifications: Year 10
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Rick represents the Council on the following committees:
Councillor Brook McGlinchey
Brook grew up in Boulia on his parents cattle and sheep station and is a very active member of the community. As a family man with young children he is committed to the future growth of the Boulia Shire.
Brook represents the Council on the following committees:
Councillor Sam Beauchamp
Elected to Council in 2004, Sam is a beef cattle producer, an electrical contractor and an active member of the community especially with the hosting of the rodeo and the races. In 2006 Sam was elected as Boulia Shire Council's Citizen of the Year.
Sam represents the Council on the following committees:
Councillor Rebecka Britton - Deputy Mayor
Councillor Beck Britton is a well known local community figure with a passion for Boulia. Beck does not have a singular focus as she believes every aspect of our shire is important. Roads; to deliver, Families; for the future, Tourism; improved economy & enhanced regional exposure, Local Business; support those who support the community, Grazing; local population & ratepayer base, Community; those that choose to live & work in the town of Boulia, Education & Skills Development; ongoing, inclusive & accessible.
Beck represents the Council on the following committees: