Cr Debbie Hawes was born in Monto and grew up in Maryborough. Debbie was involved in the building sector with husband Bill for more than twenty years. She was elected to the Woocoo Shire Council in 2004 and was involved in the Cultural, Personnel, Environment and RADF Committees. Her personal interests include public speaking, meeting people, travel, music, reading and walking. Debbie married Bill twenty-eight years ago and they have been Woocoo residents ever since. She is the proud mum of three daughters and the owner of two well-loved dogs.