Recently we announced vacancies for the Burning Seed Town Council (BSTC). The BSTC is in place as an interim group to support the Burning Seed event Team Leads and facilitate the process for a new stand-alone Burning Seed legal entity.
It’s important to note that the BSTC plays a complementary role alongside the Team Leads and we consider all the volunteers involved in making Burning Seed happen as playing an equally important role in producing an extraordinary event for all of us.
We were all very pleased with the response from the community and the high calibre of the five candidates who nominated themselves.
The process involved the applicants submitting their nomination with background and experience, interviews with the candidates and then a final assessment of the candidates by the existing BSTC members.
After careful consideration of all the candidates, we are pleased to announce two new Town Councillors who are proposed to join the BSTC.
Ali Mohammad Shams Ahmadi is a founding member of the Middle Eastern Mafia theme camp at Burning Seed since 2013 and an active member of the Melbourne burner community.
Rennie Sinclair-Kydd, who might be known to many people through involvement with the Alien Welcoming Committee (AWC) theme camp since the early beginnings of Burning Seed in Matong and is also an active member of the Wagga Wagga and Canberra burner communities.
In addition to the BSTC roles that were available, we have also offered Susanne Parris the opportunity to support the BSTC with essential administration activities such as minutes, scheduling meetings, tracking agreed actions and facilitating comms with Team Leads through a Secretariat role.
Susanne is an active member of the Sydney burner community and has also been a passionate participant at Seed since 2014.
Our congratulations to Susanne, Ali and Rennie and we look forward to working with all the other candidates in the future.
We will be on-boarding the new BSTC members over the coming weeks. We are very excited to have their new energy and particularly look forward to having three of the seven current BSTC members actively involved in representing theme camps at Burning Seed.
Victoria, Shaye, Neil, Phil and Jayman - Burning Seed Town Councillors