Community service and justice is what has driven Karen Harris to stand as a candidate for Division 2 of Moreton Bay Regional Council.
It only took Ms Harris one unpleasant customer service experience to decide not only did she deserve to be respected but everyone else in her electorate.
Division 2 encompasses Narangba, Burpengary, Deception Bay, Morayfield, North Harbour, Caboolture, Ningi and Beachmere.
“I want to represent the people of my community and what better way to serve the community than represent it,” Ms Harris said.
“There is no better place worthy of solid, trustworthy representation at the grass roots level. This is about us and what we work hard for.”
Ms Harris’ career has spanned both private and public service, and personal enterprise.
“Through my various roles I have gained great insights into what really matter: people and community.
“It’s the people that have made Division 2 what it is and it is having the right person to represent what we have that is important.”
Community development has also featured strongly in Ms Harris’ everyday life.
“I’ve always kept a strong focus towards outcomes in areas such as community development, participation and connecting with people with opportunities.
“I pride myself on being a starter and finisher, and it is this work ethic that I will bring as representative of Division 2,” Ms Harris said.
“There are some exciting new projects taking shape in our region, many changes occurring within the Moreton Bay Regional Council.”
Those changes will include a proposed university at Petrie and the development of the old paper mill site at Petrie.
“I am pleased to put myself forward to be part of this change.” Ms Harris said.