Mitchell Mayor and Councillors

Meet your elected officials

Mayor & Councillors

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.

The Councillor Code of Conduct was scheduled for a review within four months following the General Election of Councillors on 22 October 2016. The Councillors' Code of Conduct (PDF, 1050KB) was revised and adopted by the Councillors at the Statutory meeting on 6 February 2017. 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. 

Council has also adopted a Councillor Expense and Support Policy (PDF, 440KB )  which outlines the resources/support to be provided to Councillors and expenses that may be claimed in the performance of their duties as elected representatives of the community. To ensure transparency 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.

  • Send an email to all Councillors via councillors@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au
  • You can email an individual Councillor using the email addresses below
  • Post a letter to the Mayor at 113 High St, Broadford, VIC, 3658
  • Or Fax Council's Executive Department on 5734 6256 
  • Or use the individual contact details below

NORTH WARD

Portrait CR BILL CHISHOLM
Phone: 0408 459 292
Email: Cr.Bill.Chisholm@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au                                                                                                                                                          
Mayor Portrait  CR RHONDA SANDERSON  (Mayor)
Phone: 0429 857 565
Email: Cr.Rhonda.Sanderson@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au 
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CR FIONA STEVENS
Phone: 0409 005 804 
Email:  Cr.Fiona.Stevens@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au 

CENTRAL WARD

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CR DAVID ATKINSON       
Phone: 0407 534 360   
Email:  Cr.David.Atkinson@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

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CR ANNIE GOBLE 
Phone: 0409 442 222
Email:  Cr.Annie.Goble@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au 

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CR BOB HUMM 
Phone: 0428 587 273
Email:  Cr.Bob.Humm@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au 

SOUTH WARD

 Portrait CR BOB CORNISH
Phone: 0448 701 492
Email: Cr.Bob.Cornish@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au
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CR ROB ELDRIDGE
Phone: 0427 802 536
Email:  Cr.Rob.Eldridge@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au 

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CR DAVID LOWE (Deputy Mayor) 
Phone: 0413 603 757
Email:  Cr.David.Lowe@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au 


Councillors and Committees

Local government has a key role in representing their local community on matters of concern and advocating on behalf of their constituencies to state and federal levels of government, statutory authorities and other sectors.

These roles often take many different approaches but share several characteristics. All have a positive effect on accountability and responsibility, good working relationships and governing in the best interests of the entire municipality.

To ensure Councillors are accountable to both the community and to their own constituents, Mitchell Shire Council appoints Councillors and Council Officers to regional, state-wide and local committees and organisations on an annual cycle. The appointment of Mitchell Shire Council representatives to committees and regional, state-wide and local organisations is traditionally taken in conjunction with the election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor. In November, Council endorsed the Committees and Organisations - Review of Appointment (PDF 347KB)