Val Schier

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Valerie Jean Schier was the mayor of the Cairns Regional Council, Queensland, Australia from March 2008 until May 2012.

Schier was born on 22 April 1950 and grew up in Falmouth, a small village on the north east coast of Tasmania,[1] she moved to Cairns in 1982[1] and bought a house at Machans Beach in 1984.[2] Schier has one son, James Louis Wilson, who married Kim Le Cras on 9 January 2009.[citation needed] She has a Bachelor of Arts (1970) and a Diploma of Education (1975) from the University of Tasmania and a Graduate Diploma of Business Management from the University of Central Queensland (1994).[citation needed] On 15 March 2008, Schier was elected Mayor of the newly amalgamated Cairns Regional Council, a position she maintained until her defeat in May 2012 by Bob Manning.


  1. ^ a b Hiller, Tony (16 February 2008). "About Val". Retrieved 16 March 2008.
  2. ^ "Val Schier". Archived from the original on 10 March 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2008.

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