The Grafton Jacaranda Festival is run by a group of dedicated members who work 12 months a year to put together this world renowned festival. The running of a nine day festival is no small task, planning is undertaken by the committee, management committee and event sub-committees to continue Australia's longest running floral festival.
Festival President: Jeff Smith
Senior Vice President: Nicholas Buckler
Vice President: Wendy Gibbs
Treasurer: Peg James
Secretary: Leanne Williams
Executive Member: Leanne Smith
Executive Member: Kyle Summers
Executive Member: Jaz Grady
Festival Manager: Mark Blackadder
Annual General Meeting 2020
AGM and Election of Office Bearers will be held on Tuesday 25 February at 5.30pm, at the GDSC - Les Beattie Room (upstairs function room). Festival Members volunteers and supports are encouraged to attend.
All executive positions are declared vacant at the AGM. Nominations must be received by the Festival Manager seven (7) days prior to the AGM. Forms are available here.
Here is a festival, which celebrates something which is quite magical … It is a combination of the simple natural elements of the blossoming of trees every year and the imagination of a town, to form something romantic and deeply felt, and which has also shaped the community’s identity for the past seven decades. Tradition and ceremony are central to the ‘good old-fashioned values’ of the festival, in a contemporary world of uncertain futures.
- Lawrence Johnston, Director, Once A Queen