Christine Adams

Deputy Mayor

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Cr Christine Adams was re-elected on May 11, 2013. She previously served as a Councillor from December 2009 – September 2012.

She is committed to supporting Council in reducing debt through the current review of all services provided by Council whilst exploring and supporting economic development within the city.  She strongly believes the two must run parallel with each other to help overcome the financial challenges ahead.

Cr Adams supports the premise that Council must continue to engage with and promptly inform the community of decisions made in the future.

As a historian Councillor Adams is dedicated to the history of Broken Hill and believes emphasis on our unique past will encourage tourism to play a large part in the City’s future.

Councillor Adams will continue to support volunteerism within the City as she believes it helped mould this City in the past and with support from its elected members can do so in the future.

 

History and interests:

• Sister City Committee Chairperson

• West Darling Arts Chairperson

• 2002 received an Advanced Diploma in Applied and Local History at UNE.  Councillor Adams was contracted to record the oral history of Broken Hill residents with cultural and linguistic diverse backgrounds by the Broken Hill Migrant Committee resulting in the publication “Sharing The Lode: The Broken Hill Migrant Story”and the creation of the Broken Hill Migrant Museum which is housed in the Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum

• 2009 appointed a member of the Museum Trust by the NSW Government.

• Currently Curator, Secretary & Treasurer of the Museum

• Secretary of the Broken Hill Migrant Heritage Committee Inc

• Previous volunteer and Board Member of Far West HACC Transport and Home Services Inc for several years

• 2013 awarded a Broken Hill Australia Day Citizen’s Award for service to the community

 

Key Issues:

Debt reduction, economic development and volunteering.

 

Section 355 and other Committees:

Our Community; Our Services; Our Economy; Our Environment; Australia Day Advisory Committee; Broken Hill City Council Recognition of Local Government; Broken Hill Tidy Towns Committee; Broken Hill Sister City Committee; Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA); Proposed National Heritage Listing – Council Consultation Representative; West Darling Arts.