LOCAL community driven Dookie resident, Peter Shields has announced he will be nominating for the Nationals Community Pre-selection for the seat of Shepparton.
Currently the president of the Shepparton Nationals AEDC and vice president of the Murray Nationals FEDC, Peter has been involved in many aspects of community groups and projects including currently being president of the Dookie Show Society, being president of the Dookie Historical Society as well as being on the Dookie School Council and the Dookie Recreational Reserve Committee.
Peter said, “I have strong ties to the area, having grown up on my family farm in Dookie.
“The Shepparton region is and always will be my home. Last year my family celebrated 100 years in the farming district.
“Having worked in the glazing industry for over 20 years locally, I have seen the best and the worst of Shepparton and my hope is that I would be able to help Shepparton to grow and flourish.
“I have been a CFA volunteer for over 20 years in a range of different roles and have found it a privilege to be a volunteer for the CFA within our community.
“In 2016, I completed the Fairley Leadership Program which was a great way to further develop my leadership skills as well as getting to have some great experiences and meet new people.
“Through my roles within the community, I have had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know people from a range of diverse backgrounds from many different areas within the Shepparton region.
“The Shepparton area is such a unique place, filled with fantastic people and it has been a passion of mine to contribute to our community. It is my hope now that I can continue to contribute to our community, as well as representing it in Victorian Parliament.”