The Mitchell Shire Council is represented by nine Councillors to serve the local community. Mitchell is divided into three wards – North, Central and South– with each ward represented by three Councillors.
Mitchell's Mayor is elected annually (usually by end of November) by his/her fellow Councillors.
In May 2013, Mitchell's Councillors adopted the Councillors' Code of Conduct. The code sets out how Councillors will carry out their duties with integrity and impartially exercise their responsibilities in the interests of the local community.
If you wish to contact the Councillors you can:
||CR BILL CHISHOLM
Phone: 0408 459 292
Concerned with ensuring value for money, Pyalong resident and local business operator Councillor Bill Chisholm said "In these tough economic times it's crucial to have a cohesive and balanced Council."
Councillor Chisholm highlights that Council needs to accurately represent the community's views and not be afraid to express them.
||CR BILL MELBOURNE
Phone: 0400 822 593
Seymour resident Councillor Bill Melbourne is pleased to continue working for the community.
"Through my experience as a Councillor and Mayor, I understand the underlying issues that community members struggle with."
He intends to continue working with Council to encourage investment and job creation throughout the Shire.
||CR RHONDA SANDERSON
Phone: 0429 857 565
"Community service is an important part of my life, both in voluntary roles and through employment" describes Councillor Rhonda Sanderson.
She wants to pursue improved consultation; effective planning and development; economic development; job creation; township beautification; more youth activities and a safe network of footpaths and trails between towns.
||CR ROSS LEE
Phone: 0418 509 388
It's back to business for Councillor Lee, now in his eleventh year in office.
"We have some new hands to the wheel and some experienced. I think it's a good mix, together with a new, keen management team. I look forward to serving you once more at a civic level."
||CR RODNEY PARKER
Phone: 0428 587 273
Councillor Rodney Parker, resident of Kilmore has operated a local business since 1989.
"I seek to reinvigorate the Shire by attracting investment from business, creating more employment and opportunities." Councillor Parker wants to ensure residents get value for money.
CR Des Callaghan
Phone: 0407 534 360
||CR BOB CORNISH
Phone: 0448 701 492
Councillor Bob Cornish has lived in Wallan with his wife Pauline and children for 37 years.
"Rate revenue must be spent wisely and grant opportunities need to be better utilised" said Councillor Cornish. "Given the expected population growth I want to ensure that infrastructure and facilities keep pace with the community's needs."
||CR SUE MARSTAELLER
Phone: 0458 951 045
Having called Heathcote Junction home for 24 years, Councillor Sue Marstaeller has witnessed a lot of change.
"I bring strong and experienced representation for the community in the face of rapid growth" said Councillor Marstaeller. "I will continue to earn the respect of the community through hard work and consultation."
||CR KEVIN MULRONEY
Phone: 0427 802 536
Re-elected Councillor Kevin Mulroney emphasises the need to plan for future generations. "Properly designed open spaces, sporting facilities, residential and industrial estates are important for the entire community.
" Councillor Mulroney wants to hear all your ideas, issues and concerns throughout his second term.