Candidate plans to bring business experience to Cowra Council

Cowra Council candidate Paul Smith is the Treasurer of Cowra Retirement Village.
Cowra Council candidate Paul Smith is the Treasurer of Cowra Retirement Village.

He's a familiar face in Kendal Street and across the region and now candidate Paul Smith hopes to bring his business experience to Cowra Council.

Mr Smith said Cowra is a "brilliant town that has been good to his family" and he now wants to give back to the community.

"Having recently retired, I now have time to devote to the people of Cowra," he said.

"I have both children and grandchildren in Cowra, and I would like to ensure a positive, progressive future for them, and the generations to come."

Apart from operating his business, Mr Smith has also given his time to many community organisations.

"I have extensive business experience, having had successful retail businesses in both Cowra and regional NSW including Orange, Dubbo, Wagga, Albury and Tamworth," he said.

"I have been involved in many community organisatons including Treasurer of Cowra Junior Rugby League Club, Cowra Legacy, Chairman of Life Education for ten years, President of Cowra Rotary Club, Chairman of the Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre board and Treasurer of the Cowra Golf Club during major renovations.

"Currently, I am the Chief Steward of the Cowra Wine Show and the Treasurer of the Cowra Retirement Village."

Mr Smith said he would like to investigate ways to reduce the cost of water and other charges to ratepayers, help local businesses reach their full potential and see a busy, vibrant shopping precinct in Cowra.

"If elected, I will be contactable to discuss any concerns, ideas and seek feedback from residents," he said.

"It would be an honour to be elected to council, and to represent the good people of Cowra.

"Not only will I ensure honesty and transparency, I will also ensure positivity and a good attitude towards the residents of Cowra."

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