Mrs Jan Chambers is a former Deputy Mayor for the Maranoa Regional Council, an active member of the Maranoa community and passionate about the delivery of services to rural and remote communities.

Jan has extensive experience in local government, having been elected as a Councillor for Booringa Shire Council in 2004. Jan was elected in 2008 to the newly established Maranoa Regional Council following the amalgamation of five local government areas and appointed as Deputy Mayor of the Maranoa Regional Council in 2016.

Jan has been involved in a range of portfolios including finance, environmental services, major projects, community engagement and has been a member of the Audit Committee and has finance and governance experience.

Jan has significant skills and expertise in community engagement both from a local government perspective and, also from her involvement over many years in local Mitchell and Mungallala District Committees including the Mungallala Progress Association, Mitchell-Tomoo Isolated Children’s Association, Charleville School of Distance Education Parents and Citizens Association and Maranoa Diggers Race Club. Jan still holds the position of Secretary of the Maranoa Diggers Race Club and was instrumental in reforming the Race Club in 2007, with the annual race day being a highly successful community event.

With her husband Graham, Jan operates a successful grazing partnership in the Mungallala area.