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Judith Kerr, Quest Newspapers – November 20, 2018: 4:30pm

LOGAN has many remarkable people, which is why we decided to compile a list of our most influential.

From politicians to sportspeople, scholars to business people, activists to pacifists, Logan has achievers from all walks of life who are making a difference to our lives and the way we live them.

While we can’t acknowledge all the wonderful people in our community, we have chosen the top 30 who have subscribed to Theodore Roosevelt’s aphorism that far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.


There is no denying these people are influential and have worked hard to secure a better future for our community.

But there are many community members who dedicate hundreds of hours to lobbying these politicians, months of the year organising fundraising events to solve a problem.

The Albert & Logan News, with the help of some judges, has compiled a list of Logan’s 30 most influential people — The Logan Power 30.

Those like ambulance patient transport officer Jeff Doedens or social services co-ordinator Cath Bartolo, who just get in and get a job done.

Mr Doedens is passionate about helping people and on top of being an ambulance member, volunteers with Logan’s SES.

Ms Bartolo has worked in Logan for 25 years as a teacher, a disability co-ordinator and for the past 12 years as head of the social service YFS.

These are two on our list. Other influential people on our list will berevealed in parts starting on Wednesday and finishing on Monday.

See press article