Deputy role an honour for Hall

LONG CAREER: Deputy Mayor Dan Hall and his wife Rhonda.
LONG CAREER: Deputy Mayor Dan Hall and his wife Rhonda. Derek Barry

DAN Hall has been involved with local government for more than 30 years, both behind the scenes and on the public front.

Cr Hall was re-elected for his third term in March and proudly stepped up to the role of deputy mayor for his second consecutive term.

It’s a position he doesn’t take lightly.

“It’s quite an honour,” CrHall said.

“There is a lot of hard work involved, but I enjoy it.”

Council life for Dan Hall began long ago in a role behind the scenes.

Cr Hall’s three-decade-long career in the Somerset region started in the workshop of Kilcoy council as a grade one foreman.

Previously working for Miriam Vale Council and the Department of Transport and Main Roads, it wasn’t long before his experience saw him work his way up to overseer of works in Kilcoy.

Although holding an influential position in the workshop for the council, CrHall said he always desired to give back to the community.

“The people were really good to me and I had a lot of rapport with them and I’d always said when I retire I’d go for (a position as a councillor),” Cr Hall said.

“With the amalgamation, I thought I’d throw my hat in and have a go.”

If there’s a passion greater than his 30-year council career, it is cattle.

Cr Hall runs about 250 head of droughtmaster beef cattle on his property.

“I’ve been involved in the cattle industry since I was about nine on my parents’ dairy farm at Conondale,” he said.

“I’ve always been involved in the cattle industry and I just love it.”

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