Food council renews ranks

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
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The Southern Forests Food Council has changed its committee of management for the first time since it was established in 2012.

The council has represented more than 200 producers and has aimed to establish the Southern Forests as an internationally recognised food production region.

When the organisation first began it was decided members of the committee of management could only stay in their positions for a maximum of six years.

Newly-appointed chairwoman Monica Radomiljac said the committee of management had always been involved in the success of agribusinesses in the region and she was looking forward to this side of her new role.

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The other people taking on new positions are Mitchell East, who will become vice-chairman, Mark Bending, who will move from secretary to treasurer and Charlie Roberts, who will be secretary.

Ms Radomiljac said the departing members were still members of the council and would be available to offer support to the new committee.

“Bevan Eatts, Vic Peos and Alexis Gandy have completed their term and constitutionally had to step down,” she said. “The Southern Forest Food Council would never have reached the successful position that it is in today without the tireless and visionary inputs of these members.”

She said the council had secured further support from the State Government to continue over the next three years to deliver the Genuinely Southern Forests brand.

“As a condition of the funding the SFFC is required to implement a membership fee,” Ms Radomiljac said.

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