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Three decades of service celebrated

Published: 15 April 2015

Three decades of service celebrated
Cr Russell Lutton and Cr Graham Able at Council Chambers on their 30th anniversary.

A great deal has changed in the past three decades with the City of Logan growing into a vibrant community spanning 957 square kilometres. 
 
Throughout this time, there have been two steady hands serving the city with Deputy Mayor Russell Lutton (Division 2) and Animals and City Standards Committee Chair, Councillor Graham Able (Division 5) becoming Logan's longest serving Councillors.
 
Sworn in on the 15 April 1985, both councillors have many achievements of which to be proud.

Cr Lutton said delivering vital services for the community has alwys been front of mind.

"Division 2 is a great place full of great people and I am very happy with the parks, roads and other amenities we have delivered," he said.
 
"Helping deliver the City of Choice Two-Year Action Plan and seeing the positive change is one of the recent achievements I am very proud of." 
 
Cr Able said the Berrinba Wetlands is one of his proudest achievements.
 
"Seeing people enjoying the natural beauty of the wetlands is fantastic and it is a real attraction that draws people into our city," he said.
 
As for working together both councillors agreed that while there have been many disagreements, they were all in the best interest of the city.
 
"We get along well and robust debate is important as it helps ensure the views of everybody in the community are taken into account," said Cr Able.

Memories of 30 years in Logan City Council:

Cr Graham Able
 
* Sworn in as Logan Councillor on April 15 1985
* Deputy Mayor 1997-2004
* Mayor 2006 - March 2008
* Current Chair of the Animals and City Standards Committee
* Greatest achievement - development of Berrinba Wetlands/SouthWest 1
* Councillor for Division 5

Cr Russell Lutton
* Sworn in as Logan Councillor on April 15 1985
* Deputy Mayor 2008-current
* Has served on every Standing Committee in Council since his election
* Current Chair of the Sports and Community Services Committee 
* Town Planning and Environment Committee Chairperson for six years
* Development and Environment Committee Chairperson 2004-2008
* Most challenging issue - Diamond St/Mount Taylor toxic affair
* Councillor for Division 2