Council council

Councillors

Current Councillors
CouncillorTerm
Cr darrel hudson (Shire President) 2021
Cr Adam Metcalf (DEPUTY SHIRE PRESIDENT) 2019
Cr BEV WARD 2021
Cr Robert Trepp 2019
CR LINDSAY HAGBOOM 2021
CR LEN HOLBERTON 2021
Cr Brenton Walsh 2019
Cr JULIE CHATFIELD 2019

Ward Review

In December 2016 Council resolved to recommend to the Minister that the Ward system for the Shire of Dowerin be dissolved  This recommendation was supported by the Minister for Local Government and came into effect in October 2017. 

Role of a Councillor

The role of a Councillor is, as a member of the governing body of the Council:

  • to direct and control the affairs of the Council in accordance with this the Local Government Act 1993
  • to participate in the optimum allocation of the Council's resources for the benefit of the area
  • to play a key role in the creation and review of the Council's policies and objectives and criteria relating to the exercise of the Council's regulatory functions
  • to review the performance of the Council and its delivery of services, and the management plans and revenue policies of the Council.

The Role of a Councillor is, as an Elected Person:

  • to represent the interests of the residents and ratepayers
  • to provide leadership and guidance to the community
  • to facilitate communication between the community and the Council.