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Brett Backhouse

“Willoughby City is a great area to raise children. The schools are excellent, the natural environment is fantastic and local government is increasingly progressive and innovative. I wear a number of different hats in our community. I’ve been involved with the Chatswood Public School P&C for over 10 years, the last two as President. I’m also the Junior Club Secretary of Chatswood Rangers Football and Netball Clubs, and was recently elected to the Board of the Northern Suburbs Football Association. I’ve met a lot of different and interesting people in my time as a volunteer and made some great friends. I also think volunteering provides a good role-modelling opportunity for my children. And there are lots of rewards, especially seeing change as a result of your contribution – like improving a school’s environment through tree planting, or supporting educational initiatives, or just seeing children enjoying themselves playing sport and making new friends. If I had a message for our community it would be – get involved!”