HEATHER Chong understands community.
Since entering Council, she has worked hard to achieve positive outcomes for her constituents.
These are the people she cares about most.
Working alongside the community day to day, Heather meets and talks to many people about a wide range of topics.
In doing so, she has a deep understanding of Clarence and what is required to see it flourish.
“I see many opportunities for growth, both in a social and economic sense,” she said.
“I want to help make it all happen and for the results to impact the whole community in a positive way.”
Heather is engaged and in tune with what is happening for everyday people.
“You have to work alongside community, on the ground, to know what they need,” she said.
She feels that the way to truly make a difference is to give everyone an opportunity to be part of the solution.
With a long list of local events and charities that she has championed, Heather is the real deal.
Her true passion for the region is demonstrated through action and involvement.
“Rotarian, community volunteer, council – I am passionate about helping communities to help themselves,” Heather said.
“People ask me to help and I can’t say no and that has got me to where I am today.”
Top of Heather’s current priority list is preventative health and wellbeing measures to empower her community.
This includes a focus on safety, engagement, health and exercise, but also strategies to encourage a healthier economy.
The ultimate goal is a more positive mindset for all members of the Clarence community.
“It’s a no brainer really when it comes to the health of the whole community,” Heather said.
“A good environment, stable jobs and steady incomes alleviate stress for families.”
Heather’s history is that of a successful businesswoman, but all while still holding true to a strong sense of morals.
Values, modesty, contribution to society and environment – this is the direction which Heather represents and she knows it will ensure local economy thrives to the benefit of all Tasmanians.
Heather is a current Alderman on Clarence City Council and sits on a number of committees, as well as boards and organisations outside of Council.