New MBDA president Amy Wicks, secretary Robyn Halle and treasurer Lorraine Goodchild were elected at the group’s AGM on Wednesday (Photo: Kathy Duff)

October 26, 2023

Two long-standing members of the Murgon Business and Development Association (MBDA) retired from key roles at the group’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday.

Well-known Murgon business identity Leo Geraghty OAM stood down after a total of 17 years as MBDA president, and Margaret Long from Murgon Real Estate retired as secretary after 18 years in the role.

Amy Wicks, from Wicks and Co Agencies, will take over as president, while Robyn Halle will assume the role of secretary.

Lorraine Goodchild was re-elected treasurer.

The group’s executive will be supported by board members Shane Sippel, Leigh Hook, Joy Fennell and John Robinson.

The AGM was held at Murgon’s Royal Hotel and was attended by about 20 members, along with Acting Mayor Gavin Jones and Cr Kathy Duff.

Leo told he plans to use his spare time to oversee the day-to-day operation of the 55 Million Years Ago museum, which opened on October 10.

He said the museum was a major new attraction for the town and developing it to its full potential could only benefit the area.

Since its doors opened earlier this month the Museum has drawn a steady stream of visitors, and Leo said he hoped to get many more from the upcoming Murgon Music Muster.

Outgoing secretary Margaret Long and president Leo Geraghty have contributed a combined 35 years of service in their roles at the MBDA (Photo: Kathy Duff)



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