The role of the Mayor

The Mayor is the leader of the Council and has a number of roles which are both legislative and functional. The legislative requirements are outlined in Section 2.8 of Local Government Act 1995.

The Act states that the Mayor not only takes precedence at all municipal proceedings within the municipality but must also take the chair at all meetings of the Council at which he or she is present.

The Mayor’s role, however, extends well beyond officiating at council meetings or other municipal proceedings. Additional important roles are providing leadership, promoting positive relationships, and modelling good governance.

Elected members

 

Mayor Rhys Williams

Mayor Rhys Williams

Mayor Rhys Williams was elected as the Mayor of the City of Mandurah in October 2017.

Mayor Williams has spent his life in Mandurah and loves it here, but after four years of escalating crime and a stalling economy, job losses and reputation damage, he said it was time for a change.

Mayor Williams is an experienced CEO and community leader, overseeing a successful charitable organisation for the past decade. He has worked with more than 100 communities across Australia and internationally, shaping solutions to complex community and economic challenges.

Locally, he has established Make Place to support innovation in business and other positive community initiatives. Mayor Williams is a volunteer board director, former Mandurah Councillor and 2015 Young West Australian of the Year.

Mayor-Elect Williams believes we need new thinking to build community resilience, grow employment and address crime if we're to ensure our best days are ahead. As Mayor, he will lead significant economic and social reforms to achieve these outcomes.

Mayor Williams has the experience, energy and passion to lead the charge in shaping a stronger future for Mandurah.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 9550 3714 or 9550 3777

Email: mayor@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2017 - 2021

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Merv Darcy

Councillor Merv Darcy

Cr Darcy has been a Mandurah ratepayer for over 30 years,he is actively involved in and has a good knowledge of the local community. Hehas been an advocate in many forums.

Cr Darcy's objective is to ensure that Coastal Ward gets a fair share of Council expenditure and that important local initiatives such as an extension of the bus service, more safe pedestrian crossings on the Old Coast Rd, a prompt installation of the shark net, a comprehensive mosquito spraying program and the maintenance of the Cut reserve for conservation and recreation purposes, become Council priorities.

He believes it is important that Council get on the front foot and lobby for the big ticket items that we need from state and federal government such as an additional Mandurah Estuary Bridge to cope with the growing traffic, and stands to represent the whole community, not any vested interests.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0450 140 111

Email: merv.darcy@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2017 - 2021


 

Jenny Green

Councillor Jenny Green

Councillor Jenny Green and her family have lived in Dawesville for the past 35 years, and she is aware of the significant growth to the region. Cr Green is a qualified psychologist and has worked in both the government and private sectors. She is a Board Director with Forrest Personnel-Disability

Employment. Cr Green has experience as a Councillor at the City of Busselton, and understands the commitment to be an accountable and approachable Councillor.

She supports projects that will benefit residential, business, and tourism needs and collaborate with initiatives that promote economic growth within the community. Cr Green understands Mandurah's residential community is expanding, which will require strategic planning to provide the necessary infrastructure to make it a vibrant and safe place to live, work, and play. As a ratepayer, she is keen to maintain low rates, so will work toward a responsible council budget.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0411 789 153

Email: jenny.green@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2019 - 2023


 

Candice Di  Prinzio

Councillor Candice Di Prinzio

Councillor Candice Di Prinzio believes Mandurah is ready for change and fresh leadership to represent the people, places and community of Mandurah’s south. She is a Falcon resident who is raising a young family, and for over 16 years she has grown a successful career with her family’s local business.

As Chairperson of community group Shape Mandurah, Cr Di Prinzio has a passion for activating the city and providing residents with a voice. She understands the importance of leadership and bringing people together to combat challenges faced by residents and local businesses.

She believes sensible governance, local engagement and transparency will be key to ensure the community thrives.

Cr Di Prinzio is passionate about creating local jobs, growing the economy, boosting tourism, ensuring community inclusion, activating dull areas (with artwork, family friendly events and activities etc) and protecting the natural environment.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0439 906 615

Email: candice.diprinzio@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2019 - 2023

 

 

Lyn Rogers

Councillor Lynn Rodgers

Cr Lynn Rodgers has lived in Mandurah for 22 years and has been representing residents of the East Ward for 14 of those years. She has always tried to maintain a balance between the needs of people such as lower rate increases, new job opportunities, the environment and development.

We have seen many changes in the east ward with new developments both commercial and residential. These developments must ensure employment for locals whilst retaining the characteristics of the area and the community spirit that exists.

Cr Rodgers is the founder and CEO of WestAus Crisis and Welfare Services since 1992 and founder of Healthy Breakfast Club operating in 13 school across Mandurah providing approximately 115,000 meals annually. During her time at WestAus she gained a Diploma in Management and operated her own business for 10 years. She is passionate about saving Mandurah's unique waterways and diverse environment and will work to retain/maintain these.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0428 394 526

Email: lynn@westauscrisis.com.au

Term of Office: 2017 - 2021


 

Darren Lee

Councillor Darren Lee

Cr Darren Lee is a strong voice for the East Ward, who has brought honesty, integrity and has a proven track record of delivering.He is your representative, with twelve years' experience as a Councillor who is approachable and accountable, who effectively communicates, listens and acts upon your concerns.

Cr Lee is committed to ensuring that community safety is given the utmost attention, through close engagement with law enforcement providers and proactive in urgently seeking new crime preventative initiatives in an unstable environment. Through his leadership,he will provide direct action on ensuring that road works within the city are closely scrutinised and that the Estuary Bridge is given a priority by all spheres of government to stop the gridlock.

Cr Lee will advocate for additional health and hospital services within the city and region.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0417 006 600

Email: darren.lee@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2017 - 2021


 

Don Pember

Councillor Don Pember

Councillor Don Pember has lived in Mandurah since 1988, and his my family includes his partner, two daughters and four grandsons. He believes the city is going through a major change as the population increases, and that he has the time, passion, experience and understanding to take this city forward.

Cr Pember’s main business experience in Mandurah was leading Coolibah Caring from a struggling aged care facility with 10 staff, to over 150 staff upon his retirement, including major cash reserves, and land purchased for future development. He was recognised with an International award for that achievement.

Cr Pember is Chair of Peel Health Campus Community Board, and Advisor to Peekaboo Dog Rescue and Welfare.

He believes East Ward residents deserve a safer place to live, better hospital services, fewer rate increases, more community facilities such as a skate park for families, plus CCTV, along with support for small business, to ensure Mandurah continues to grow.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0417 986 864

Email: don.pember@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2019 - 2023

 

Caroline Knight

Councillor Caroline Knight, Deputy Mayor

Cr Knight is proud to say that Mandurah has been her family home for the past 18 years where she has raised two beautiful children. A Medical Scientist and an active member of the community, Cr Knight enjoys the outdoors, art, travel, reading and sustainability.

First elected to Council in 2011, Cr Knight believes her background in science has given her a sound decision making framework, as well as exposing her to a diverse range of people and their needs. She says these skills have given her a good grounding in her approach to Council duties.

Cr Knight is the state representative of the Australian Coastal Councils Association, as well as being part of the Regional Executive Committee of ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability. She is also a member of the Peel Harvey Catchment Council and Deputy Chair of the Peron Naturaliste Partnership. Cr Knight was also recently appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Western Australian Planning Commission.

Cr Knight is keen to ensure that Council remains receptive to the needs and visions of ratepayers and she works hard to provide that voice.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0439 843 434

Email: caroline.knight@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2015 - 2019


 

Peter Jackson

Councillor Peter Jackson

North Ward is a vibrant, growing, engaged community! We have new opportunities for improved lifestyle with new schools, public spaces and amenities that bring a great sense of excitement and confidence. As we work through the issues related to rapid expansion, Cr Jackson will continue to listen and facilitate on your behalf with integrity and enthusiasm.

Cr Jackson has 33 years' experience in Media, with 12 years on 6mm breakfast radio which has given him a good understanding of our city. He is a father of five and High School teacher, he knows the challenges facing families and young adults.

He is passionate about building capacity and realising potential in people and projects. For the last four years he has served as Chairman of the Mandurah Liquor Advisory and the City's Audit and Risk committee, MAPTO Board member, Community Grants Panel member, and on the City's Executive and Planning committees.

He will LISTEN, LINK solution providers, and LEAD successful outcomes.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0499 812 442

Email: peter.jackson@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2017 - 2021


 

Ahmed Zilani

Councillor Ahmed Zilani

Low Rates, More Jobs, Less Crime!

Councillor Ahmed H. Zilani has been an Australian citizen since 2002, permanently living in Mandurah with his family since 2010. He believes Mandurah is a magnificent place to live and raise a family with its pristine beaches and nature reserves and is proud to call Mandurah his home.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with Distinctions in 1991 and was elected student body President of Indiana State University, USA in 1989, being the first non-American to do so. Cr. Zilani has over 20 years of professional business skills and is highly experienced in negotiation, decision making, local and corporate governance, financial management, strategic planning and waste management. He extensively travelled many countries of the world.

Cr. Zilani is available for the community on a full-time basis. He believes the rapidly growing North Ward offers a vibrant, engaged community. His priorities are community safety, action on hoons, encouraging job opportunities, enclosed dog park, footbridge near Lakelands Shopping Centre, and always putting the needs of residents first. He also successfully campaigned for the Lakelands train station, including a hunger strike, which was acknowledged in the Federal Parliament on 21st October 2019.

Cr. Zilani is a strong believer of People Power and that Together we will build a better Mandurah.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0413 271 173

Email: ahmed.zilani@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2019 - 2023

 

Dave Schumacher

Councillor Dave Schumacher

Cr Dave Schumacher, a Mandurah resident for 26 years, is well known for his years of dedication to the people of Mandurah serving as a Town Ward City Councillor for the past 8 years, and also for his tireless and committed charity work in the areas of Mental Health, Suicide, Homelessness and Domestic Violence.

Cr Schumacher was nominated for Australian of the Year 2016 in recognition of his on-going contribution to the Mandurah Community.He has held positions on 16 Boards and Committees representing the City of Mandurah, as well as 17 Charity Committees as part of his own personal commitment to our community.

He is committed to continuing his fight to bring a full University Campus to Mandurah and the Peel Region, as a University will attract industry and business to our region and will ensure that we build a self-sustainable and stable local economy through providing jobs.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0412 480 722

Email: dave.schumacher@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2017 - 2021


 

Matt Rogers

Councillor Matt Rogers

Cr Matt Rogers has lived in Mandurah his whole life, educated locally, and volunteers on several community boards. He is an award-winning city planner and will advocate better planning and traffic outcomes.

Cr Matt Rogers believes government works best when it's local, residents feel empowered and he has experienced this first-hand working in communities. He understands cost-of-living pressures affecting residents, will keep rates low and cut wasteful spending. he will support the local economy through redeveloping Smart Street Mall, reducing red-tape for business and creating more jobs.

We must address our mental/physical health issues by investing in our parks, waterways and cycling infrastructure, growing a healthier city. Cr Matt Rogers will ensure Mandurah is a safe city with a diversity of events and facilities. He will seek to reduce congestion, strengthen tourism, improve service delivery and promote community consultation. He will always listen to you, and act in the best interests of Mandurah.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 0488 563 642

Email: matt.rogers@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2017 - 2021


 

Peter Rogers

Councillor Peter Rogers

Cr Peter Rogers has been an engaged resident of Mandurah for his entire life, and applies an independent, passionate and common sense approach to his duties on Council. He currently works for Curtin University and has degrees in law, international studies and public policy.

Cr Peter Rogers is committed to economic development, healthier communities and environmental protection, and has been active in the local sports and arts communities.

He currently serves on the board of the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (MPAC) and is a member of the WA Local Government Standards Panel.

He believes the City must address crime and safety, revitalise the city centre, grow tourism opportunities and assist in creating job diversification and youth employment.

Cr Rogers intends to continue serving in your interest with integrity and civility, and delivering results for the economy, our community and the environment.

Address: PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: 9550 3777

Email: peter.rogers@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Term of Office: 2019 - 2023

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