Jared Cassidy has represented the Deagon Ward since August 2015. He grew up in the local area and attended Shorncliffe State School and Nudgee College. His family has called the Deagon Ward community home for five generations and have run businesses and been involved in the community and sports groups for decades.
Before becoming Deagon Ward Councillor, Jared worked in both the public and private sectors. Since becoming your local Councillor, Jared has focussed on securing funding for, and delivering projects in, our community. Some of these include the upgrade to Lemke Road in Taigum, new sporting fields at the Sandgate Hawks, Brighton Roosters and Zillmere Eagles, new playgrounds and footpaths right across the Deagon Ward, a major upgrade to the Sandgate Pool and Sandgate Library and a brand new Environmental Centre at the Boondall Wetlands.
As the Councillor for Deagon Ward, Jared spends most of his time with local residents and community groups. He is a strong supporter of the many community and sporting organisations in the Deagon Ward and is the patron of the following organisations:
Sandgate Theatre Company
Sandgate Canoe Club
Sandgate Swimming Club
Sandgate Brighton Childcare and Kindergarten Association Inc
Boondall Barracudas Swimming Club
North Star Orchid Society
Sandgate Senior Citizens Association
Volunteer Marine Rescue
Sandgate Meals on Wheels
Einbunpin Festival (chairperson)
Jared completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics and Government in 2008 and a Master of International Relations in 2013.
Jared is currently the Leader of the Opposition and the Opposition Spokesperson on the Public and Active Transport and Economic and Tourism Development Committee on Brisbane City Council.