Council candidate to stand down as Chamber President
COUNCIL candidate Janet Kake has confirmed she will step down from her role as Noosa Chamber of Commerce President in the lead up to the upcoming election.
While it is not a requirement that she vacate her position, Ms Kake said it would be in the best interest of the business group that she did.
"I can stay on as President of Noosa Chamber but I would need to leave the room everytime they were voting on certain things of business," Ms Kake said.
"So the best thing is for me to step down.
"It was always planned."
Ms Kake said she was 'very excited' about the new president who will be announced at the group's next meeting on Tuesday, February 4.
"Monday I retire as president and Tuesday evening we will present the new president," she said.
The Noosa Council nominee said regardless of her title, she would still be hands-on with the group for their busy month of February events.
"February is our biggest month with four events planned," Ms Kake said.
"We are a small committee and for me to step away totally would leave our current committee members short of hands to run everything we have got on.
"I'll stay there as long as the committee need me to be there," she said.
"But if I get elected I will step away completely."
The business networking group president has been in the leadership role for just over 12 months and has seen significant growth in that time.
"We have 200 members, we started with 65," Ms Kake said.
Moving forward, the council hopeful invited anyone with a passion for business in the Noosa region to put their hand up and get involved with this energetic group.
"You've got to have a passion for business and growing your community," Ms Kake said.
"If we could have a couple more committee members that would be great."
The first Noosa Chamber of Commerce meeting for the year is on Tuesday February 4.
The Sunset Drinks event will be held at the Noosa Heads Surf Lifesaving Club from 5.30pm.
Guest speakers include Noosa Mayor, Tony Wellington.
For more information contact 0418 743 742.