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The Shire of Jerramungup has seven elected members, all working hard to serve their community. Council elections are held every two years, with half of the Council retiring at each election.
After completing his education in Albany and at Denmark Agricultural College, Cr Lester began farming in the Jacup area in 1975. He commenced living locally in 1980 and with his wife Margaret has raised three children in the district. Cr Lester was involved with the Jerramungup football club in the 1980's and remains interested in football, as well as in fishing and farming.
Cr Lester is strongly committed to assisting Council in the provision of facilities and infrastructure to ensure the community remains strong for future generations.
Telephone: 08 9835 4041
Cr Joanne Iffla (Term expires 2013)
Cr Iffla is married with two daughters and farms with her husband John in Bremer Bay. She also works part time at the Bremer Bay Primary School and is a partner in Bremer Bay Catering Service. Cr Iffla is actively involved in sporting clubs, P&C and community groups in Bremer Bay and Boxwood Hills.
Cr Iffla hopes to offer constructive views towards the process of guiding the development of the Shire to create a viable, sustainable and rewarding place for those who live and work in the area.
Telephone: 08 9837 4298
Cr Bill Bailey (Term expires 2013)
Cr Bailey is married with three sons. He moved to Jerramungup in 1984 and has worked as a farmer/shearing contractor. Cr Bailey is currently farming within the North-West section of the Shire. Actively involved in Junior and Senior sporting clubs within Jerramungup, Bill has also been actively involved in various community initiatives.
Cr Bailey has a strong commitment to maintaining a strong, vibrant, local rural community where families, young people, small businesses and family enterprises can prosper.
Telephone: 08 9835 2032
Cr Barry Atkin (Term expires 2013)
Cr Atkin moved to Jerramungup in 1981 with his wife Gail and raised their three children in Jerramungup. Cr Atkin currently owns an Automotive and Agricultural repairs business.
Cr Atkin is a keen committee member and volunteer Ambulance Officer in the district and has seen many improvements in this area, whilst assisting with many projects undertaken.
Telephone: 08 9835 1097
Cr Carolyn Daniel (Term expires 2015)
Cr Daniel is married with four children. The family moved to Needilup from South Australia in 1984 to commence farming. During her time in Jerramungup, Carolyn has been committed to sustainable land management with a long association with Landcare working at a local, regional and State level.
Cr Daniel has been involved with the local school holding administrative roles on the P&C as well as currently assisting local sporting clubs and community service organisations to raise funds and implement on ground works to enhance the quality of life in the community.
Cr Daniel is committed to working with the Council team to continually improve infrastructure ensuring that the community remains viable, steadfast and safe into the future.
Telephone: 08 9835 3025
Cr Rex Parsons (Term expires 2015)
Telephone: 08 9835 1091
Councillor Parsons has a particular affinity with the district, having lived here since 1954 farming with his family, which were original War Service Settlers. Cr. Parsons is married with two children.
He has been involved in numerous community projects and committees. Cr. Parsons is keen to promote the Shire as a progressive place for people to live and work, and raise their families.
Cr Bruce Trevaskis (Term expires 2015)
Cr Trevaskis is married with four children. He farms at Killara Farm, North Jerramungup. During his time in Jerramungup, Bruce has been involved with sporting clubs, both in a playing and administrative capacity and with various community initiatives.
Cr Trevaskis has a strong commitment to the community, believing that we can work towards a stronger and more viable place in which people can live.
Telephone: 08 9835 4049
Details regarding enrolment on the electoral roll, Councillor vacancies, opening date for nominations and date of election will be advertised in the Jerry Journal, Bremer Bulletin, Gairdner Gazette and The West Australian.
The minimum requirement to stand as a candidate for the office of Councillor is that the person nominating:
- Must be an elector of the district at the close of enrolments;
- At the time of nomination, must be 18 years of age and not a member of Parliament;
- Is not insolvent or under Administration within the meaning of Corporations law;
- Has not been convicted of a serious local government offence within the last five years;
- Is not a member of another Council; and
- Has not been served with an order of misapplying funds.
It is important that landowners are aware that they are not automatically enrolled for every property they own; it depends where you are enrolled on the State Residents Roll. If the property you live at in the Shire of Jerramungup is not the property listed on the State Residents Roll, you need to enrol at the Shire to ensure you can cast a vote in an election.
This item was last updated on 5 December 2012
For more information contact:
Charmaine Solomon, Coordinator of Governance & Land Administration
- Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 4.30pm
- (08) 9835 1022
- (08) 9835 1161