To the community of the Parkes Shire,
It has been my great pleasure to have served you as a Councillor over nearly 35 years. I am very proud of the decisions that Council has made which have seen our wonderful Shire grow and prosper. I believe that Parkes and the Central West are in a unique situation where they are on the verge of significant investments and economic opportunity. I believe that our Shire and the wider community need a strong leader who will take the message to Sydney to ensure that our region gets its fair share of economic investment from the State Government. This is why I have decided to stand for pre-selection for the National Party for the State seat of Orange.
I will continue to serve as Mayor during the pre-selection process and if successful the ensuing months leading up to the election. It has been an honour and privilege to serve this community and I trust you will appreciate and understand this new direction I seek to embark on.
Mayor Ken Keith OAM