Well-known local identity Dean Evers announces he will run for Mayor at the next Council election

Dean Evers at work at the city centre Housing and Homeless Hub. Photo: David Tune.

 

DEAN Evers has announced that he will nominate for Coffs Harbour City Council at the coming elections, and that he intends to run for Mayor.

A resident in Coffs since 1994, Mr Evers has a strong history in Government service provision and has been a dedicated community worker, creating and running ‘Hope for the Homeless’, a self-funded organisation dedicated to providing support, assistance and advocacy for the many people in our region who are affected by homelessness.

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A man with an active and infectious sense of humour, Mr Evers believes that Coffs Harbour has lost a sense of community.

He believes locals need to realise that Coffs Harbour is not Byron Bay or the Gold Coast, and that discovering what our real assets are and reconnecting with what the community want should inform Council thinking.

Mr Evers claims to prize the values of honesty and integrity, which he defines as, “Doing the right thing whether someone is watching or not.”

In announcing his candidacy, Mr Evers said, “I believe Coffs Harbour deserves a strong, fresh approach to Council, and a leader with the right priorities, to ensure a better future through total transparency and true communication in consultation with our residents from all walks of life.”

Mr Evers has committed to consulting as widely as possible with the community, announcing his ’30 coffees in 30 days’ initiative, commencing at the Idle Inn Café in Nana Glen from 10am on June 1, and then in Woolgoolga the following day, connecting with anyone from the community that would like to talk with him.

When asked his views on the Cultural and Civic Space project Mr Evers told News Of The Area, “I would prefer to consult more directly with the community on large decisions in the future.”

 

By David TUNE

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