Jenny Stone adores small business, the advertising world and has her eyes set on one day becoming the mayor of Maitland.
The 21-year-old, from Aberglasslyn, has spent the past year working for Hunter Region House and Land in the advertising department and the role has confirmed her passion.
She is also focused on promoting Morpeth businesses, especially Princess Bazaar. She created an online store for the boutique and is keen to help it expand.
“I created the website and I do a lot of advertising and getting databases for that. At the moment I’d really love to push that and get a more successful business out of that,” Ms Stone said.
“I really like helping small businesses; last week I went around Morpeth and I did lots of filming and I made a little video.
“In the future I’d like to be the mayor. I’d have the power to help everyone, and I’d be able to hear what’s actually happening around the world and in Maitland.”
For now, Ms Stone is an entrant in the Maitland Showgirl and Miss Maitland competition.
If I win I’ll get to be the ambassador for Maitland for the youth, and that’s what I’m really doing it for. I want to get my foot in the door and get a better relationship with the council. If I win I’d be able to meet more people and have an excuse to talk to people who are in that type of area, and be able to help the youth,she said
Ms Stone spent her childhood in Maitland and lived in Perth for three years – during high school, before coming back to the city.
When she returned she could not believe the urban sprawl.
“I lived in Cliftleigh and when I came back they had all the major roads in,” she said.
I used to go to Gillieston Heights Primary School and there was talk about how they were going to build all the new estates in Gillieston … When I got back they had done it. It isn’t too much of an issue for me now, I sell houses there now,she said.
Ms Stone completed the first round of judging on Sunday.