Cr Jenny Hewson
Deputy Mayor Jenny Hewson was born and bred in Quilpie, growing up on “Nyngarie Station”. After completing her schooling at boarding school, Jenny worked for 10 years at the Quilpie Elders office. In 1987 Jenny purchased the local Retravision Store in Quilpie and has managed the business ever since.Jenny first served on Council in 1998 after being successful at a by-election and has served on Council continuously since then. In 2012 she was appointed Deputy Mayor and has been reappointed to the position for 2016-2020. Jenny has served on various state and regional advisory committees as well as local Council committees. She is very aware of the challenges rural and remote communities face and has always worked hard to ensure the Quilpie Shire area continues to survive and grow.Jenny has 2 adult children and is heavily involved in a range of local activities.