Shire of Morawa President Karen Chappel talks about the close knit community she represents and her role on Council.
My name is Karen Chappel, I am a Councillor of the Shire of Morawa. My role is the Shire President and in my day life, I am a farmer.
I became a Councillor in May 2005, so it's now 13 years. I joined Local Government because I can see that I can make a difference in my community plus I have a history of Local Government - my father had been Shire President of Perenjori.
Our community is very very special in the fact that there's no generational gap; everybody from the smallest age through to the oldest mixes, they care about one another.
We work together as a region quite closely. We accept that we are in the Mid-West, we do need each other and we cannot do anything alone.
Our Council makes decisions that they see as the best decisions for the betterment of the community. They are long-term decisions about infrastructure and investment for the long-term future of Morawa.
Morawa has many strengths, one of which is the wildflower season. During the wildflower season, we have many many visitors and this year has been a particularly good year.
We have many sporting facilities, great sporting facilities actually. So do come along and enjoy our community.