Chairperson: Jed Kemery (Director)

Jed-Kemery-ChairpersonWhat does my portfolio entail?

Sometimes anything and everything! For 7 years I worked closely with SAPS attending their external role players forum, weekly meeting and played a part on the CPF.

These days I'm involved in overseeing the workings and development of the suburb itself. Here's how - I chair the committee‘s monthly committee meetings, liaise with our 3 Ward Councillors, liaise with businesses and attend meetings with the City and other groups in matters that affect Blairgowrie.

I am blessed to head up this group of wonderful people. It’s a great honour, tiring and challenging at times but immensely rewarding at the end of the day seeing this suburb grow from strength to strength.

Why I love Blairgowrie and what I really want to say.

This is a suburb on the rise. We’re central, green and leafy and have some of the loveliest people in Joburg. Since starting the BCA in January 2010, I have come to know, not only my neighbours, but so many others in the neighbourhood.

I’d like to encourage everyone to accept that none of us are superheroes or in possession of any kind of magic to have done what we’ve done in Blairgowrie. It wasn’t easy to concern ourselves with others and step out of our homes and comfort zones.

So … take an interest, notice things, live without blinkers. We spent so many years in this country building our walls and hiding. Come out and play. If people see us enjoying our suburb, taking an interest, using the parks and facilities, keep things clean – they will know we know what’s going on around us. It may have numerous consequences – the City taking us seriously, would-be criminals looking for greener pastures and easier pickings. Above all – get involved and remember DOT – “Do One Thing” – anything!!

What’s my day job?

Other than helping to run the BCA, I have a real estate company called Neighbourhood Real Estate.

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