Event 170823: Celebrating 150 years of Local Government in Roma – 21st to 23rd August

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Event 170823: Celebrating 150 years of Local Government in Roma – 21st to 23rd August

Maranoa Council logoCelebrating 150 Years of Local Government in Roma

Maranoa Regional Council is holding a program of celebrations during August 2017 in commemoration of the first local government election for the Roma district, held on 9 August 1867, with the first meeting held on 10 August 1867 following the declaration of poll.

Council is keen to hold these celebrations in partnership with the community and invites local groups to consider how they could be involved in the following activities:

Date Time Activity Description

21 August 2017

6.00pm Opening of 44 Mayors of Roma exhibition

Walk of Art, Roma on Bungil Gallery (on display for the week)


22 August 2017





Community morning tea (location to be confirmed)

Afternoon guided historical tour at Roma cemetery recognising former Mayors laid to rest in the cemetery and laying of wreaths.

Community dinner in recognition of past Mayors and Councillors of the Roma district.


23 August 2017





Re-enactment of the first Council meeting

Placement of commemorative time capsule

Community morning tea and announcement of competition winners

General Meeting of Maranoa Regional Council

Month of August

  • Window dressing competition for local businesses
  • Student essay competition
  • Grow your Mayoral Mo competition

Interested groups should submit a completed Expression of Interest form by Friday, 19 May 2017.

For more information contact Council’s Elected Members & Community Engagement team on 1300 007 662.


Information Submission

Below are PDF forms that you can download and fill out if you would like your information displayed on this site.

Activities and Events Form

Services and Business Form

Be sure to email them directly to romaforfamilies@gmail.com and attach a photo of your activity, business or logo.

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