Councillor June Kuhl was elected in March 2008, and was elected as the Deputy Mayor following the 2012 & 2016 Local Government elections. Cr Kuhl was also nominated to represent Council at the Local Government Grants Commission and the Department of Natural Resources and Water and Land Valuation Committee.
Cr Kuhl and her husband Gavin moved to the Richmond Shire following the purchase of their cattle and sheep property in 1978. They have moved out of the wool industry, but continue to breed and fatten beef cattle.
They raised and educated their children on Bundoran, which led to June’s interest in the education of isolated children. She was a member and President of the Mt Isa SOTA P&C and President of Mt Isa SOTA’s first School Council. June was also very involved with the Isolated Children’s Parents Association and has served as Secretary, President, Treasurer and Publicity Officer of the Richmond Branch. She was elected to the ICPA Qld Inc State Council in 1999 and served for six years as a Councillor and Publicity Officer.
June was involved with the Fossil Festival for many years and was elected the President of the Richmond Outback Fossil Fest Inc when it became an incorporated body in 2011.
Cr Kuhl is committed to helping Richmond offer a quality lifestyle in a viable, vital and vibrant community.
Cr Kuhl's Portfolio is:
- Corporate Governance
- Regional and Economic Development
- Budget Review and Financial Management
- Planning and Development
- Disaster Management
- Asset Management
Cr Kuhl is Council's representative on:
- Australian Women's Local Government Association
- Regional Planning Advisory Committee
- Internal audit committee