Aileen MacDonald will continue to lead the Guyra & District Chamber of Commerce.
She was re-nominated to the position this week.
“I had indicated at the June meeting that I would be stepping down from the role of President and not seeking to be re-elected as I was going to nominate for the upcoming local government elections of Armidale Regional Council,” she said.
“I had told the meeting that I did not want there to be a conflict of interest or even a perceived conflict.
“So you can imagine my surprise when it came to the election of office bearers and nobody would accept a nomination to be president.”
Mrs MacDonald said she was beginning to panic over who would lead the Chamber for the next 12 months.
“I was then overwhelmed with the support when I was nominated to again be president and that ‘no’ was not an acceptable answer,” she said.
“The participants at the meeting advised that there was not a conflict and that if ever one occurred in the future it could be managed.”
Mrs MacDonald said she was excited to continue to lead the Chamber and is enthusiastic about its future.
“Our team has a big year ahead and with the launch of our website we are planning a membership drive and many more events during the year,” she said.
“Our team will keep The Argus updated of events and look forward to your continued support.”