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Meet our Mayor and Councillors

Role of Mayor and Councillors

Councillors are elected to represent the residents in their ward. They bring residents needs and concerns to council meetings for discussion. Councillors are also responsible for employing and supervising the CEO.

Councillors meet regularly to:

  • discuss issues
  • make decisions
  • set the direction of Council
  • approve strategic documents including the Council Plan and Annual Budget
  • make all major decisions.

Councillors make decisions through a majority vote at an official meeting. Council staff then action those decisions, as directed by the CEO. The CEO handles the day-to-day running of Council and employment of Council staff.

The Councillors’ Code of Conduct

The code requires that councillors carry out their duties with integrity, and impartially exercise their responsibilities in the interests of the local community.

Reporting councillor expenses

Our councillor expense and support policy outlines the resources and support that are provided to councillors and expenses that may be claimed in the performance of their duties.

A report on the reimbursement of councillor expenses is published as an attachment to the finance report. The finance report is presented to Council on a quarterly basis and can be viewed in the Council meeting minutes archive.

Contact a councillor

Councillors will respond at their earliest convenience, usually within 2 business days.

Councillors on committees

An important part the role of local government is representing the local community to state and federal levels of government, statutory authorities and other sectors.

Mitchell Shire Council appoints councillors and council officers to regional, state-wide and local committees and organisations every year. These appointments usually happen at the same time as the election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

Appointments for the 2021/22 Council Year.

Organisation

Representation

2022 Nominations

Municipal Association of Victoria

Two Councillors

Mayor

Deputy Mayor

Cr Chisholm

Cr Stevens

Northern Councils Alliance

Mayor

Deputy Mayor

Cr Chisholm

Cr Stevens

Hume Region Local Government Network (HRLGN)

Mayor

CEO

Cr Bill Chisholm

Brett Luxford

Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group (GVWRRG)

One Councillor

Cr Clark

Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee

One Councillor (member)

CEO or delegate

Brett Luxford or delegate

Cr Chisholm

Australian Local Government Women’s Association – Victorian Branch

One Councillor

Cr Sanderson

Mitchell Honbetsu Sister City Association Inc

One Councillor

Cr Goble

Goulburn Murray Climate Alliance

One Councillor

Cr Eldridge

Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group Board

One Councillor

n/a

Interface Council Group

One Councillor

CEO

Cr Chisholm

Brett Luxford

L2P Program

One Councillor

Cr Eldridge

Merri Creek Management Committee Inc.

One Councillor

Cr Eldridge

Municipal Fire Management Planning Committee

One Councillor

(Substitute)

Cr Chisholm

Cr Eldridge (Substitute)

Rail Freight Alliance

One Councillor

Cr Chisholm

Roadsafe Goulburn Valley

One Councillor

(Substitute)

Director Economy, Growth and Infrastructure or delegate

Cr Stevens

Cr Chisholm

(Substitute)

Rural Council Victoria

One Councillor

Mayor

Cr Chisholm

REGIONAL, STATE-WIDE AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS

INCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS

North

Organisation

Representation

2022 Nominations

Harley Hammond Reserve Association Inc.

One Councillor

Cr Chisholm

Kings Park Recreation Reserve Committee

One Councillor

Cr Sanderson

Seymour Old Courthouse Committee

One Councillor

Cr Stevens

Seymour Tennis Complex Committee

One Councillor

Cr Stevens

Tallarook Mechanics Institute Committee

One Councillor

Cr Chisholm

Australian Light Horse Memorial Park

One Councillor

Cr Sanderson

Pyalong Recreation Reserve Committee

One Councillor

Cr Chisholm

Seymour Bushland Park Committee

One Councillor

Cr Sanderson

Tallarook Recreation Reserve Committee

One Councillor

Cr Stevens

Tooborac Mechanics Hall and Reserve Committee

One Councillor

Cr Chisholm


Central

Organisation

Representation

2022 Nominations

JJ Clancy Reserve Committee of Management Inc.

One Councillor

Cr Bannister

WHJ Sports and Community Inc. (at LB Davern Reserve, Wandong)

One Councillor

Cr Clark

Upper Plenty Mechanics Institute Hall Association Inc’

One Councillor

Cr Goble

Kilmore Soldiers Memorial Hall Inc.

One Councillor

Cr Clark

Wandong Public Hall Inc.

One Councillor

Cr Bannister

South

Organisation

Representation

2022 Nominations

Committee of Management RB Robson Stadium Inc.

One Councillor

Cr Cornish

Greenhill Social Club Inc.

One Councillor

Cr Eldridge


COUNCIL AND ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Council Committee

Representation

2022 Nominations

Audit and Risk Committee

Two Councillors

Mayor (Ex-officio)

Cr Clark

Cr Stevens

Cr Chisholm (Ex-officio)

Community Questions and Hearings Committee

All Councillors

All Councillors

CEO Performance Review Advisory Committee

Mayor

Deputy Mayor

Past Mayor

One Councillor

Cr Chisholm

Cr Stevens

Cr Sanderson

Cr Bannister

Advisory Committee

Representation

2022 Nominations

Broadford Living & Learning Centre

One Councillor

Cr Stevens

Mitchell Early Years Reference Group

One Councillor

Cr Cornish

Mitchell Youth Advisory Meeting

One Councillor

Cr Cornish

Australia Day Awards Committee

Mayor

Three Councillors (one Councillor from each Ward)

Cr Chisholm

Cr Stevens

Cr Bannister

Cr Cornish

Mitchell Environment Advisory Committee

One Councillor

Cr Eldridge

Mitchell Heritage Advisory Committee

One Councillor

Cr Stevens

Social Justice Advisory Committee

One Councillor

Cr Goble

Councillor and officer charter

The charter recognises relevant legislation, the councillor code of conduct and employee code of conduct and aims to complement those by setting out agreed behaviours and commitments between the parties representing the best way to work together to achieve positive results for the community.

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This page was last updated on 6 April 2022.