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Town Council

Founded in November 2015 the Town Council oversees the operation of the annual Burning Seed event. The Town Council meet monthly to review and discuss key operational issues and also hear reports from the board of Facilitators who manage the various event teams needed to run Burning Seed. The Town Council’s role is to ensure that the Facilitators have everything they need to produce a safe and compliant community event.

Meet your current Town Council


Name: Kuy Thurman

Nickname/Playa Name: RaveDaddy

Burning Since: 2015

History of Involvement with Burning Seed or other burns: 
Telekinetik Chair Repair at Burning Seed 2015 – present
Boosh camp at Burning Man 2015
Red Earth Ranger 2017 – present
Burning Seed Town Councillor and Jedi Council 2017 – present

 

 

Name: Jo Roberts

Nickname/Playa Name: Whisper

Burning Since:2012 onwards Burning Seed and Modifyre

History of Involvement with Burning Seed or other burns: 
Team lead for Kids Camp 2012-2014
Team Lead of Red Earth Ecology 2012- present
Burning Seed Town Councillor 2017 – present
Co Lead of BWA (Burning Witches Association)

 

 

 

Name: Ali Shamsahmadi

Nickname/Playa Name: Prince

Burning Since: 2013 onward Burning seed

History of Involvement with Burning Seed or other burns: 
Co-founder and team lead of Middle Eastern Mafia – MEM since 2013
Burning Seed Town Councillor since 2016
Co-founder and Vice President of Melburners Inc. since 2015
Melbourne-Decompression committee member since 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Victoria Vickery

Nickname/Paddock Name: Tech Support

Burning Since: 2010

History of Involvement with Burning Seed or other burns:
2010-2013: coordinated theme camps at Burning Man (Connexus and Stardust)
2014-2015: co-Lead Department of Planning and Infrastructure at Burning Seed
2015-present: Burning Seed Town Councillor
2015-present: member of Red Earth City Restructure Committee
2016-2017: Event Coordinator at Burning Seed

 

 

 

 

Name: Jason Bond

Nickname//Playa Name: Pondage

Burning Since: 2014

History of Involvement with Burning Seed or other burns: 
President of Melburners 2016-2018
Founder of “The Yard” theme camp 2017
Member of TC since 2017

 

 

 

Name: Shaye Harty

Nickname/Playa Name: President

Burning Since: 2005

History of Involvement with Burning Seed or other burns: This crazy woman has been to 12 Burning Man, 3 Burning Seed, 2 Afrika Burn and 2 Blazing Swan…. so far, with no plan to slow down anytime soon! Speaking of experience and skills Shaye has been the Outside Services Manager at Burning Man, Event Manager at Blazing Swan, Site Manager at Afrikaburn Burn, and Former Admin Team Lead, Former Event Coordinator, current Site Safety Facilitator, site manager at Burning Seed.

 

 

 

 

 

 Name: Phil Smart

Nickname/Playa Name: Sherpa

Burning Since: 2001

History of Involvement with Burning Seed or other burns: Co-founder of Burning Seed. Regional contact for Burning Man in Australia since 2010. Currently Town Councillor for Burning Seed and member of the board for Burn Arts Inc, which runs Modifyre in SE Queensland.