Cr Carolyn Franzmann moved to Clermont in 1990 as a primary school teacher. She is a mother-of-four, a grandmother-of-seven and a proud fifth-generation North Queenslander who loves rural communities and the people who choose to live in these areas.
After 17 years in the classroom, Cr Franzmann turned her talents to various other roles including roles in the tourism industry, manufacturing industry, real estate industry, even a stint for Parliamentary services.
Cr Franzmann is passionate about ensuring the sustainability and liveability of Clermont for future generations to enjoy.
She believes the future of Australia depends on the strength of rural towns just like Clermont.
Cr Franzmann sits on the Waste and Water, and Corporate Governance and Financial Services standing committees. She chairs the Community Engagement Committee (Clermont Work Camp) and is a director on the Isaac Affordable Housing Trust board.
Locally, she represents Council on the Clermont Historical Centre Working Group, Clermont Coal Community Consultative Committee, Clermont Community Housing and Other Services (CCHAOS Inc), Rural Aid Community Builders Program and the JCU Health Project Local Reference group.
Outside Council, Cr Franzmann is actively involved in community groups including President of the Clermont Community Business Group, board member of Clermont Connect, Life Member and volunteer of the Clermont Senior Rugby League Club and band member of the Clermont Musicmakers.
She is also the founding editor of the Clermont Telegraph and continues to write for the publication. She’s a mad macrame maker, and loves playing the piano.