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Cr. Rocky Stephen - Ugar

Culture is a source of strength for Cr Stephen. It motivates him “to achieve outcomes; appreciate the things we take for granted and never give up on pursuing goals”.

Councillor Rocky Stephen is focused on setting up locally run helicopter service and improving barge operations and wharf access for Ugar.

Cr. Stephen worked for 18 years with Department of Agriculture as a Biosecurity Officer and is now Director of Kos and Abob Fisheries (TSIC), Manager of Brother Bear Ferry Service and Manager of the Purple Spider Dance Team.

He has completed a range of qualifications in:

  • local government
  • financial accountability
  • Indigenous leadership.

 

Cr. Stephen is currently undertaking a Masters of Business Administration at James Cook University.

He enjoys:

  • fishing
  • diving
  • sports
  • traditional dance and singing
  • studying
  • building business.

Cr. Stephen’s biggest goal for the region while in Council is to secure more infrastructure funding and progress ‘One Boat Governance Reform’.

Culture is a source of strength for Cr Stephen. It motivates him "to achieve outcomes; appreciate the things we take for granted and never give up on pursuing goals'.

The teaching he had from his parents was about knowing right from wrong. It made him become the person who he is now. Cr. Stephen believes that discipline is needed before you can become a leader for your people.

And his message to everyone?

“I always say to people that I don’t make promises, but will always do the best that I can to address issues. I will provide support to the Mayor in achieving the aspirations of the region, working together with our other Councillors.”