Local resident Nadia O'Carroll was elected as Division 2 councillor in the local government election for the Scenic Rim Regional Council in April 2012. Nadia is a university qualified accountant, registered tax agent and successful business woman. Her career includes employment with Price Waterhouse, University of Technology Sydney and Queensland University Her association with Division 2 stretches back to 1977. Nadia and husband Kerry have three adult children, all educated on Tamborine Mountain. All the O'Carrolls have been volunteers for local emergency services. "I love the sense of community, diversity, lifestyle and natural beauty of the Scenic Rim, and I'm passionate about its future," said Nadia who for the past 20 years has been a volunteer, member or office bearer in local organisations and junior sporting clubs. She is a qualified water monitor with SEQ Catchments and an accredited volunteer with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Her interest in nature, science, active outdoor pursuits and horses have given her an added appreciation of the many issues within the Scenic Rim area. She lists the need to ensure protection for the environment and the unique lifestyle of people living in the region among her major objectives.