SEQ Mayors’ Thoughts And Prayers With Mayor Jones

Steve JonesThe thoughts and prayers of the SEQ Mayors and the entire Council of  Mayors (SEQ) team are with Lockyer Valley Mayor Steve Jones as he remains in a critical condition at the Princess Alexandra Hospital today after suffering a stroke.

Council of Mayors (SEQ) Chair and Brisbane Lord Mayor Cr Graham Quirk shared the sentiment of his fellow Mayors in wishing Mayor Jones a full and speedy recovery, along with offering their support and assistance to the Councillors and staff of Lockyer Valley Regional Council.

“Mayor Jones has always been a strong advocate for the Lockyer Valley and communities of SEQ. He is someone who speaks his mind and stands by his convictions, and most importantly, we know he is a fighter,” said Cr Quirk. “The SEQ Mayors will continue to keep Steve and his family in our thoughts during this difficult time. We know the situation is serious but we’re all praying for Steve to keep fighting and make it through this.

“Our thoughts are also with the Councillors, staff and close knit communities of the Lockyer Valley who are no doubt devastated by this terrible news. The Council of Mayors (SEQ) continue to offer Steve, his family and Council any support or assistance they need during the challenging times ahead,” said Cr Quirk.

Mayor Steve Jones was elected as the inaugural Mayor of the Lockyer Valley Regional Council in March 2008, after serving as Mayor of the former Gatton Shire Council since 2004. Mayor Jones has been a Director of the Council of Mayors (SEQ) since its inception in 2005.

Submitted by:
Melissa Fitzgerald

Media and Communications Coordinator
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