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2017 MAV General Elections

The MAV general elections​ for MAV President and Board members will take place on Friday 3 March 2017. The President is elected at large and regional Board members are elected​ by MAV Representatives within each region.

The Victorian Electoral Commission has been appointed a​s the returning officer for the 2017 MAV election. Candidate statements, key information and election results will be published on the Victorian Electoral Commission​ website.

Key Election dates

24 January Nominations open
10 February Nominations close, 4pm
3 March Voting closes, 4pm

MAV Presidential Candidate Forums​

Three candidate forums will provide MAV representatives with the opportunity to meet candidates nominating for the role of MAV President and ask questions about their respective election platforms.

The forums will take place on 14 February (Benalla), 15 February (Melbourne) and 16 February (Stawell). Find out further details and register online.

The board

The Board’s key responsibilities are to:

  • define the detail of policies, objectives and strategies determined by State Council
  • set and evaluate directions, priorities and performance standards for the MAV
  • appoint the CEO and monitor his or her performance
  • liaise with MAV representatives from their regions

The Rules empower the Board to pass codes of practice or protocols to supplement the Rules and guide office bearers, Board members and MAV representatives.

The Board is elected by our members every two years. The president is elected by all members. The other 12 representatives are elected by their region. See the MAV Board regions map (Word - 331KB).

The MAV Board Members are presented below.

Board allowances and expenses

Under the Board allowance and expense policy, Board members receive an annual allowance paid quarterly in advance.

Board members are provided with a data allowance for accessing business papers via iPads and can claim out-of-pocket expenses for travel, parking, accommodation and meals when undertaking duties as a Board member.

The policy also allows for Board members to attend events including, the Annual Conference, Councillor Development Weekend, Asset Management Conference and Future of Local Government Summit.

As of March 2015, current endorsed allowances are:

  • President $68,578 inc 9.5% superannuation
  • Deputy president $14,139 inc 9.5% superannuation
  • Board member $9,627 inc 9.5% superannuation.

MAV Board Members

Vacant position

Interim President
Cr Coral Ross
Metropolitan South East Region
Boroondara City Council

Cr Angela Altair

Metropolitan Deputy President
Cr Angela Altair
Metropolitan West Region

Hobsons Bay City Council​

Cr David Clark

Rural Deputy President
Cr David Clark
Rural South Central Region
Pyrenees Shire Council

Cr Geoff Lake

Cr Geoff Lake
Metropolitan Southern Region
Monash City Council

Cr Rod Fyffe

Cr Rod Fyffe
Rural North Central Region
Greater Bendigo City Council

Cr Gary Norton

Cr Gary Norton
Rural North West Region
Swan Hill Rural City Council

Cr Ruth Gstrein

​Cr Ruth Gstrein
Rural South West Region
Corangamite Shire Council

Cr Malcolm Hole

Cr Malcolm Hole
Rural Gippsland Region
Wellington Shire Council

Vacant position

Interface Region

Cr Bernadene Voss

Cr Bernadene Voss
Metropolitan Central Region
City of Port Phillip

Cr Tom Melican

Cr Tom Melican
Metropolitan East Region
Banyule City Council

Cr Ronald Janas

Cr Ronald Janas
Rural North East Region
Alpine Shire Council

More information

MAV general elections