From Left to Right - Cr Will Attwood, Cr Troy Barnes, Mayor Warren Devlin, Cr Tony Gallagher and Cr Warren Bethel.
Cr Warren Devlin
Mobile: 0458 621 233
Born and raised on a cattle station outside of Normanton. I attended Normanton State School to grade 8 thenSaint Theresa’s Agricultural College outside of Ingham up to junior. Started work at 15 years old on Esmeralda Station outside Croydon. I moved to Forest Home Station outside Georgetown then onto Lyndhurst with the same company as head stockman. I became the manager of Carpentaria Downs and Lyndhurst and General Manager of Carpentaria Downs, Mywyn, The Lynd and Lyndhurst. Purchased the Butcher Shop in Georgetown in 1994 and moved here as a single parent with Aaron. I have two other children Brett and Juanita close by. Aaron and I purchased Stoney Etheridge Station and Aaron now runs the shop whilst I live at Stoney Etheridge. Most of my working life has been spent in the Shire and I would not want to live anywhere else.
Cr Will Attwood
Will was born and raised on a dairy farm near Daylesford in Victoria. He attended Daylesford Technical/High School. At 16 he joined the Victoria Police Cadets on 2/2/1971 and then graduated as a police officer 18 months later. Will was stationing in the Melbourne CBD and suburbs, Colac, Highway Patrol, Cheltenham Crime Car Unit, Community Policing Squad, Swan Hill, Portland, Traffic Research Section, Shepparton and Portland again. Will moved to Qld in 1997 and after a short stint of retraining in Brisbane he was stationed at Cairns and the Esplanade Police beat for 5 years. Will then moved to Laura and then to Pormpuraaw. Finally he finished off his policing career at Georgetown. Will retired from policing in July 2011 after having spent 40 years serving the communities of Victoria and Queensland. After six months of retirement Will was looking for a new challenge, he stood for election for Mayor. Will is married to Dawn and they have six children, three of them live in Georgetown, Paul (Wilson), Felicity and Kathryn. The others reside in Weipa, Tamworth and the Gold Coast. Will has been a bit of a nomad but now Georgetown is home, Will and Dawn have bought a house in Crampton Road and intend staying put.
Cr Warren Bethel
A grazier and Rodeo Stock Contractor who's family history dates back more than one hundred years in the Etheridge Shire. This is Warren's second term as a Councillor with the Etheridge Shire and Warren was a previous councillor with the Croydon Shire Council. Warren brings a balance of traditional rural skilling and temperate modernization to the table. Warren's strong interest is to improve opportunities and skills for young people of the shire and provides a much needed rural appreciation to the team.
Cr Troy Barnes
Troy was born in Atherton and spent his early years living in various locations across the Atherton Tablelands and Far North Queensland. He attended Yungaburra State Primary School and Atherton State High prior to moving to Brisbane for university studies in Commerce. Following this he returned to the Tablelands where he operated a successful security company and became a part time Disc Jockey at several local nightclubs and hotels. In 2004, Troy applied to and was accepted as a recruit for the Queensland Police Service and since then has worked in varying locations including Mareeba, Croydon and Tambo. Whilst serving in Croydon, Troy was the awarded recipient of Australian Citizen of the Year for his community involvement. Being passionate about the Etheridge Shire and having a strong desire to raise a family in the area, Troy applied for, and was successfully promoted to his current role as Officer In Charge of Georgetown Police. Troy is married to Sam and has 2 beautiful girls, Amber and Mikaylah, who keep him on his toes. Sam is currently completing university studies in early childhood education and has worked extensively in childcare and education roles. Troy, Sam and the family are passionate about the local area and have every intention of being long term residents of the Etheridge Shire.