Councillors

The Shire of Waroona is served by the President, and Deputy President, along with six other Elected Councillors who represent the interests of the whole Shire (there now being no designated Wards). The Councillors represent a diverse range of interests and provide a resource of community and business knowledge. Correspondence to individual Councillors should be addressed with their name and sent to PO Box 20, Waroona, WA, 6215.

Cr Mike Walmsley (Shire President)


Email: mwalmsley@waroonacouncillor.wa.gov.au
Tel: 0419 946 426
Current Term
2021-2025

I have been fortunate enough to have lived in Waroona since my birth. Having been born to farming parents that were strong community servers,I was educated here and have been involved in agriculture, transport and have ownership of a retail business in town. I have been lucky enough to have been supported in my endeavours by a very caring wife and four great kids. I have always enjoyed giving to a community that has a great heart and some special people that helped mentor me into believing giving back to your home is the right thing to do. Our shire is well situated in our state as a place to live and work and enjoy raising a family. I hope that I can help bring all the good aspects of the Waroona shire into a sustainable, well planned and progressive home and business area for our residents.

 

Cr Naomi Purcell (Deputy Shire President)


Email: npurcell@waroonacouncillor.wa.gov.au
Tel: 0418 936 952
Current Term
2021 - 2025

I love living in Waroona and have done so, with my husband and two children, for the past 16 years. I continue to be involved in our wonderful community and am currently President of the Waroona Amateur Swimming Club and also the Just Cruizin Car Club which holds the annual All Australian Car Day in Waroona.
I have a passion for community and enjoy actively contributing to it so that Waroona Shire can continue to grow stronger as a place for people to live, work and visit. To encourage tourism growth throughout the Shire would continue to be a focus of mine as more West Australians are experiencing what is good in our beautiful state. I am excited about the current town centre initiatives and also want to help work towards purposeful and positive opportunities for our youth.

Cr John Mason

Email: jmason@waroonacouncillor.wa.gov.au
Tel: 0407 546 009
Current Term 
2019 - 2023

I am in my third term representing the people of the Waroona, Lake Clifton and Preston Beach communities. 

After marrying Annette we moved back to Waroona (her hometown) in 1984 where we raised our four children.

I am passionate about our town and the promotion of it as a destination of choice. The current projects relating to the Town Centre precinct are an exciting development.

Waroona has long been my home. I love it's natural attractions and appreciate a community that has an incredible ability to give of itself.

I consider it an honour to serve on the council.

Cr Karen Odorisio

Email: kodorisio@waroonacouncillor.wa.gov.au
Tel: 0439 993 055
Current Term
2019 - 2023

I have lived in Waroona since 1981. I am married with 5 children who have all grown up in Waroona. I would like to bring new ideas and make positive changes to our community, I would like to give back to the community. I have been a member of many sporting and community groups in the past. I am passionate about seeing Waroona and surrounding areas grow and thrive. I believe this town has a lot to offer. As a community we have potential to broaden our tourist attractions, at Preston Beach, Drakesbrook Weir, Waroona Dam and much more. I would also encourage potential new businesses to the area and promote existing businesses.

Cr Dion Pisconeri

Email: dpisconeri@waroonacouncillor.wa.gov.au

Tel: 0422 080 800
Current Term
2021-2025

I was born and raised in Waroona and am now raising my own family here. I started my working career locally by completing an automotive electrical apprenticeship, which led to working for a number of different local companies including running my own business. My family and I have been heavily involved in the basketball club for many years, and I enjoy the interaction with community members of all ages. Having a young family I am keen to become more involved in Waroona's future projects, whether it's creating a more vibrant town centre, creating business opportunities, improving tourism or most importantly combining all these fundamental projects to bring more people to the area.

Cr Laurie Snell

Email: lsnell@waroonacouncillor.wa.gov.au
Tel: 0419 044 085
Current Term 
2019 - 2023

Born and raised in the USA and migrated to Australia in 1964. Married local farmer John Snell in 1965 and have three children and nine grandchildren. I have a BSc degree in Agriculture. Past experience includes agricultural journalism, and later editing of technical publications for Agriculture WA. I am author of local Waroona history book 'Drakesbrook Days and Waroona Years'. Current member of Waroona Poultry Club, Harvey Poultry Club, Waroona Agricultural Society,  Friends of Ramsar Action Group for the Yalgorup Lakes Environment (FRAGYLE), associate  member of the Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club, and also involved in the Harvey River Restoration Task Force, Peel-Harvey Biosecurity Group, and Coolup Land Conservation District Committee.

I am currently serving my third term as Waroona Shire Councillor and am keen to see local issues resolved in a fair manner.

Cr Vince Vitale

Email: vvitale@waroonacouncillor.wa.gov.au
Tel: 0408 903 044 
Current Term
2019 - 2023

I have lived in the Waroona area all my life. I am married and have three adult children. I grew up in Hamel and in my earlier years farmed the family farm with my father and brother. At the same time I completed my apprenticeship as a mechanical fitter. For the past 40 plus years I have been involved with local sporting clubs at both junior and senior levels from participant to president. My aim as a councillor is to continually support our Emergency Services and to promote Waroona, Lake Clifton, Preston Beach and Hamel communities and businesses alike. To achieve this I believe we need to invest in our town to encourage people to come and visit and stay a bit longer. We have valuable resources that we need to utilise better.

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