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State Council & representatives

State Council is our governing body. It is made up of representatives from each member council.

The State Council’s powers include:

State Council meets twice a year, or more if needed. Members can submit business to be considered by the State Council in accordance with the MAV Rules.

Resolutions are assessed by the Board to determine how they will be progressed. Updates on the progress made against each resolution are sent to members before the next meeting.

Members must appoint a representative to attend State Council meetings, exercise their council’s vote and provide regular reports to their council on our activities. The MAV representatives protocol explains this role in more detail.

2018 State Council Dates

  • Friday 18 May 2018
  • Friday 19 October 2018

State Council Resolutions

See all motions adopted at the May and October 2017 State Council meetings:

You can also listen to a recording of the full October 2017 State Council meeting.

2016 State Council Resolutions

See all motions adopted in the May and September 2016 State Council meetings:

You can also listen to a recording of the full September 2016 State Council meeting.


Appointments for MAV representatives were made after council elections.

​MAV representatives
Alpine Shire Council Cr Ron Janas
Ararat Rural City Council Cr Paul Hooper
Ballarat City Council Cr Amy Johnson
​Banyule City Council Cr Tom Melican
Bass Coast Shire Council ​​Cr Les Larke
Baw Baw Shire Council Cr Jessica O'Donnell
Bayside City Council Cr Alex del Porto
Benalla Rural City Council Cr  Don Firth
Boroondara City Council  
Brimbank City Council Cr Lucinda Congreve
Buloke Shire Council ​Cr David Pollard
Campaspe Shire Council Cr Adrian Weston
Cardinia Shire Council Cr Brett Owen
Casey City Council Cr Amanda Stapledon
Central Goldfields Shire Council Mr Mark Davis
Colac Otway Shire Council Cr Terry Woodcroft
Corangamite Shire Council Cr Ruth Gstrein
​Darebin City Council Cr Susan Rennie
East Gippsland Shire Council Cr Richard Ellis
Frankston City Council ​Cr Brian Cunial
Gannawarra Shire Council Cr Jodie Basile
Glen Eira City Council ​Cr Margaret Esakoff
​​Glenelg Shire Council ​Cr Anita Rank
Golden Plains Shire Council ​Cr Nathan Hansford
Greater Bendigo City Council ​Cr Rod Fyffe
​Greater Dandenong City Council ​Cr  Sean O'Reilly
​​Greater Geelong City Council ​Mr Peter Dorling
Greater Shepparton City Council ​Cr Dinny Adem
Hepburn Shire Council Cr John Cottrell
​​Hindmarsh Shire Council ​Cr Debra Nelson
Hobsons Bay City Council ​Cr Angela Altair
​​Horsham Rural City Council ​Cr Pam Clarke
​​Hume City Council ​Cr Joseph Haweil
​​Indigo Shire Council ​Cr Jenny O'Connor
Kingston City Council ​Cr David Eden
​​​Knox City Council Cr Peter Lockwood
​Latrobe City Council ​Cr Dale Harriman
Loddon Shire Council Cr Gavan Holt
Macedon Ranges Shire Council Cr Jennifer Anderson
Manningham City Council Cr Paul McLeish
Mansfield Shire Council Cr Paul Volkering
​​​Maribyrnong City Council Cr Catherine Cumming
​Maroondah City Council Cr Mike Symon
Melbourne City Council ​Cr Rohan Leppert
Melton City Council ​Cr Kathy Majdlik
​​​Mildura Rural City Council Cr Glenn Milne
​​​Mitchell Shire Council Cr Rhonda Sanderson
​Moira Shire Council Cr Gary Cleveland
Monash City Council Cr Geoff Lake
Moonee Valley City Council Cr John Sipek
​​Moorabool Shire Council Cr Tom Sullivan
Moreland City Council Cr Mark Riley
​Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Cr Hugh Fraser
Mount Alexander Shire Council ​​Cr Christine Henderson
Moyne Shire Council Cr Jim Doukas
Murrindindi Shire Council Cr Charlotte Bisset
Nillumbik Shire Council Cr Peter Perkins
​​Northern Grampians Shire Council Cr Murray Emerson
Port Philip City Council Cr Dick Gross
Pyrenees Shire Council Cr David Clark
​​​​Queenscliffe Borough Council Cr Tony Francis
​​​South Gippsland Shire Council Cr Ray Argento
​Southern Grampians Shire Council ​Cr Mary-Ann Brown
​Stonnington City Council ​Cr Jami Klisaris
​Strathbogie Shire Council ​Cr Amanda McClaren
​​​Surf Coast Shire Council Cr Libby Coker
​​​Swan Hill Rural City Council ​Cr Gary Norton
Towong Shire Council Cr Aaron Scales
​Wangaratta Rural City Council Cr Ken Clarke
​​Warrnambool City Council Cr Kylie Gaston
Wellington Shire Council ​Cr Malcolm Hole
​West Wimmera Shire Council Cr Bruce Meyer
Whitehorse City Council Cr Denise Massoud
​​Whittlesea City Council ​Cr Ricky Kirkham
​Wodonga City Council ​Cr Anna Speedie
​​Wyndham City Council ​Cr John Gilligan
​Yarra City Council Cr James Searle
​​Yarra Ranges Shire Council ​Cr Noel Cliff
​​Yarriambiack Shire Council ​Cr Graeme Massey

More information


 Related documents

State Council resolutions from membership - Oct 2017.docxState Council resolutions from membership - Oct 2017
State Council resolutions from membership - May 2017.docxState Council resolutions from membership - May 2017
State Council motions submitted by membership - Oct 2017.pdfState Council motions submitted by membership - Oct 2017
Nomination of a substitute representative form - Oct 2017.docxNomination of a substitute representative form - Oct 2017
State Council motion template - Oct 2017.docxState Council motion template - Oct 2017
State Council resolution report - Recommended actions - Sep 2016.pdfState Council resolution report - Recommended actions - Sep 2016

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 Past resolutions

State Council resolutions - Sep 2016.docx
State Council resolutions - May 2016.docx
State Council resolutions - Oct 2014.docx
State Council resolutions - May 2014.docx
State Council resolutions - Oct 2015.docx
State Council resolutions - May 2015.docx
State Council resolutions - Oct 2013.docx
State Council resolutions - May 2013.docx
State Council resolutions - Sep 2012.docx
State Council resolutions - May 2012.docx
State Council resolutions - Oct 2011.doc
State Council resolutions - May 2011.docx
State Council resolutions - Oct 2010.docx
State Council resolutions - Oct 2009.docx
State Council resolutions - Oct 2008.docx
State Council resolutions - May 2010.docx
State Council resolutions - May 2009.docx
State Council resolutions - May 2008.docx