EDWARD Brennan takes pride in seeing the best in everything.

A new resident of only three months, Mr Brennan is already taken aback by the perception of Gladstone.

"I love it here," he said. "Not only because it is a bit warmer, but because there are a lot more options for social activities."

Mr Brennan says Gladstone is often overlooked as a tourist destination, and even by its own residents.

"I am passionate about getting the word out there about the often unexplored areas of our region," he said.

"If we lived in Brisbane, we'd have to drive an hour every day. Most of the great spots in Gladstone are closer than that."

An active Rotary member, Mr Brennan said the beliefs of the group were why he felt strongly about volunteering his time and effort.

"The idea of putting others before yourself is a strong message, and one I hope to pass on to my kids," he said.

"My grandfather was a Rotarian, so I have been bought up with the group. I strongly believe that everyone should try to give back to their community."

Mr Brennan fulfils several other roles in his daily life aside from community advocate.

Father to Declan, 4 and Sophia, 3; Mr Brennan is the newly-installed general manager of Rydges, Gladstone.

"I don't have time for hobbies because I have kids, but I play golf when I can," he laughed.



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