Cathie Hale currently manages the Bathurst Wholefood Co Operative and is passionate about local food for local people, sustainable food production and building a community organisation that engages people of all abilities and disabilities. Cathie has lived in Bathurst for 20 years with her husband and three children and strongly believes that Bathurst can promote itself as a welcome city for refugees and migrants. She would also like to see Bathurst put its best foot forward with more street tree plantings, historic buildings preserved and urban green spaces created and maintained.