Former mayor George Creed dies
FORMER Gladstone Regional Council mayor George Creed died this morning after battling cancer for many months.
Mr Creed, who was a long-standing local government representative for the Gladstone region, resigned as Gladstone Regional Council’s mayor in September as his health deteriorated.
Mr Creed’s resignation followed unpaid sick leave since July 26. He had notified the public of his medical condition and underwent treatment with the expectation of making a full recovery.
He served in local government from March 1976 to September this year, holding the position of Gladstone Regional Council mayor following the 2008 local government elections required due to forced amalgamations across the state.
Mr Creed had previously been mayor for Calliope Shire Council from 1995 to 2008.
He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2006, the Volunteer Medal for 45 years service to his local Rural Fire Brigade and the Paul Harris Fellow Rotary Award in recognition of his service to Local Government
Mr Creed was a Director of the Gladstone Economic and Industry Development Board and the Gladstone Ports Corporation.
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