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A voice for the community

David Lee September 21, 2016
STANDING FOR POSITIVE CHANGE… From left, the Syed family, Aaisha, Rayyaan, 2 weeks, Raihaan, 9, Burhaan, 4, Zainab, 6 and Greater Shepparton City Council potential candidate, Imran. Photo: Emma Hillier.

STANDING FOR POSITIVE CHANGE… From left, the Syed family, Aaisha, Rayyaan, 2 weeks, Raihaan, 9, Burhaan, 4, Zainab, 6 and Greater Shepparton City Council potential candidate, Imran. Photo: Emma Hillier.

“THE people who are leading this community at the moment are not doing it or the region justice,” Greater Shepparton City Council potential candidate, Imran Syed said.

It has been Imran’s passion for the community that was the catalyst for deciding to stand for the upcoming local council election, and having held many roles throughout the community, he is determined and committed to seeing and being a part of positive change to better the region.

Having lived in Shepparton with his wife, Aaisha and children, Raihaan, 9, Zainab, 6, and Burhaan, 4, since 2008, and having just welcomed Rayyaan, 2 weeks, into the family, Imran has had over 16 years experience in medical practice, health care, the not-for-profit sectors and in community and leadership development. But his experience and involvement in the community doesn’t stop there. As the founder of the Sadaat Foundation, a board member and ambassador for the Universal Peace Federation, a graduate of the Fairley Leadership, Rotary Leadership and Leadership Victoria programs, Imran is devoted to building bridges and helping lead the community toward a positive and strong future.

“Since being a part of the community in many different roles and capacities, I often hear the issues facing the region,” Imran said.

“The council enjoys spending ratepayer’s money, which is no benefit to the community. The community wants less wastage of ratepayer’s money, assistance to ensure youth are engaged, educated and employed, a revitalised Shepparton CBD, better services and involvement with migrants and senior citizens, shelter for domestic violence victims as well as assistance with finding a solution to the growing homelessness issue. I believe these issues should be on the council agenda.

“People are wise enough to choose new councillors who represent them and not be the puppets of individual businesses and organisations. It’s clear that people are sick of councillors who have been on the council for a very long time, but have achieved very little for the community.

“People want to see diversity in the council, to be represented and have a voice in the council.

“I am asking you for your support and your vote in the October 2016 election.”