Meet the Belconnen Community Council Committee (2019/20):
Executive Committee Members:
Chairperson – Glen Hyde
Deputy Chairperson – Clayton Browne
Secretary – Vacant
Treasurer – Maree Pavloudis
Public Officer – Charles Thomas
Glen Hyde – Chair
As a 30 year resident of the ACT and the last 24 here in the Belconnen district, I’ve had the pleasure of raising a family and working in “the Jewel in Canberra’s Crown”. I’ve been a public servant all my life and involved in junior sport, committees and community based organisations since arriving in Belconnen in late 1995.
We have much to be thankful for and so much more to protect as the largest district in the territory; our role is to promote our values and continue to grow the needs of our residents, businesses, students and visitors to the district now and in the future.
Clayton Browne – Deputy Chair
Having worked with local councils and State police over a long period, I know how important it is to build solid relationships with stakeholders to achieve a common goal. To ensure Belconnen continues to be “the Jewel in Canberra’s Crown”, the BCC will also need to build solid relationships with many stakeholders.
As a resident for the past 4 years, I am constantly impressed with the sense of community that exists in this town. I look forward to working with Glen and the team over the next year on the BCC.
Vacant – Secretary
Maree Pavloudis – Treasurer
The BCC is just one of the many community groups that Maree is involved with. A long term Belconnen resident, with a passion for helping others, Maree has stepped up to take on the role of Treasurer for the next year.
Maree also keeps the BCC Facebook page updated by sharing information from local MLA’s and community groups.
Bor Peeters – Committee Member
A Belgian for 31 years (still kind of am), I lived in the Netherlands for 8 years. I moved to Canberra, with my Australian (Latham) partner, 4 years ago. With a background in IT and an ex paramedic, I am now proud to be a full time stay at home dad for the last 5 years.
Whenever I get the opportunity I enjoy working on community improvement projects. Having previously volunteered as an administrator for homeless people in the Netherlands, I now divide my time in the ACT between a number of groups and community activities that get my attention. The first and still the most time consuming is the rollout of street libraries in Belconnen, and supporting “lids 4 kids”.
For over 12 months, I have been a key member and a Jack of all trades, for the Scullin Community Council and it’s core Scullin Traders program. I believe that there is no better way to support the Belconnen Community, then for me to join the Belconnen Community Council committee as a member. I hope to serve the public in the best and most productive way possible, and looking forward to all we can help achieve on the committee.
Charles Thomas – Public Officer and Committee Member
Thanks to the CSS I am a retired public servant with an economics background. Being secretary of the local Lutheran Church takes up much of my time. I’m involved in community service (not necessarily associated with the church).
My interests are: wine (I belong to a wine-tasting group); chocolate; model railways and the real thing; hiking especially in dense forest; the natural environment – fauna and flora; especially frogs and lizards (the extended family started Sydney, Melbourne and Perth zoos); art; architecture; history; and travel.
I do not have much time to watch TV but try to watch the news, Doctor Who and Catalyst.