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MAV President and Board nominations

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Nominations for the 2017 MAV President and Board elections have closed with five councillors contesting the presidency.

For the first time in recent MAV history three women have nominated for the role of MAV President, and almost half (42 per cent) of the total candidates are women.

MAV President nominees:

Cr David Clark (Pyrenees)
Cr Catherine Cumming (Maribyrnong)
Cr Mary Lalios (Whittlesea)
Cr Dick Gross (Port Phillip)
Cr Angela Altair (Hobsons Bay)

Other contested MAV Board positions:

Cr Mary Lalios (Whittlesea)
Cr Jodie Owen (Cardinia)
Cr Peter Perkins (Nillumbik)
Metropolitan West
Cr Josh Gilligan (Wyndham)
Cr Angela Altair (Hobsons Bay)
Cr Kathy Majdlik (Melton)
Cr Lucinda Congreve (Brimbank)
Metropolitan East
Cr Denise Massoud (Whitehorse)
Cr Peter Lockwood (Knox)
Cr Mike Symon (Maroondah)
Cr Tom Melican (Banyule)
Metropolitan South East
Cr Jami Klisaris (Stonnington)
Cr Alex Del Porto (Bayside)
Rural Gippsland Region
Cr Malcolm Hole (Wellington)
Cr Jessica O’Donnell (Baw Baw)
Rural North West
Cr Murray Emerson (Northern Grampians)
Cr Gary Norton (Swan Hill)
Rural North Central
Cr Rod Fyffe (Bendigo)
Cr Jennifer Anderson (Macedon Ranges)
Rural South Central
Cr David Clark (Pyrenees)
Cr Nathan Hansford (Golden Plains)

The MAV congratulates the four candidates whose Board positions were uncontested:

  • Metropolitan Central – Cr Rohan Leppert (Melbourne)
  • Metropolitan Southern – Cr Geoff Lake (Monash)
  • Rural North East – Cr Ronald Janas (Alpine)
  • Rural South West – Cr Ruth Gstrein (Corangamite)

The MAV President is popularly elected by the MAV Representatives who comprise State Council (the governing body of the MAV). Board Members represent their regional grouping of councils and are elected by MAV Representatives from within their region. Voting closes at 4pm on Friday 3 March.

View candidate statements on the VEC website.

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For further information contact the MAV Communications Unit on (03) 9667 5547