Cr Jenny Hewson
Jenny Hewson born and raised in Quilpie, growing up on ‘Nyngarie Station’. After completing boarding school, Jenny came home and worked at the local Australian Estates / Elders office for 10 years. In 1987 Jenny purchased the local electrical retail store now BiRite 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. In 2012 she was appointed Deputy Mayor and was re-elected to the position for 2016 – 2020. Jenny has served on various State and Regional committees as well as local Council Committees. She is very aware of the challenges rural and remote communities face and always worked hard to ensure the Quilpie Shire area continues to survive and grow. Jenny has two adult children and is heavily involved in a range of local activities.