The final meeting of the ISJO voluntary organisation was held on Thursday 20 September at Parliament House. This marked the end of 33 years of continuous operation toewards better outcomes across the region. The meeting was also the final one for retiring Executive Officer, Lesley Scarlett. Lesley has been instrumental in running the various incarnations of the regional organisation since 1991. A tremendous effort considering the group once had 7 member councils and numerous committees. Lesley dealt with all levels of government, state agencies, local businesses and her knowledge will be missed. We all wish her the best with her future and retirement.