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:
21 August 2017
||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.