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.

Councillors

Cr Mike Walmsley (Shire President)

Current Term
2017 - 2021

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.

Mike Walmsley

 

Cr Naomi Purcell (Deputy Shire President)

Current Term
2017 - 2021

I love living here in Waroona and have done so, with my husband and two children, for the past 12 years.  I am a Registered Nurse working at the Harvey Medical Group both here in Waroona and in Harvey. I have always been involved in our community and I am currently on the Waroona Junior Football Club Committee and President of the Waroona Amateur Swimming Club. I have also been a part of the All Australian Car Day event held here in Waroona annually. 

I have a passion for community and want to actively contribute to it so that Waroona can continue to grow stronger as a place for people to live, work and visit.  My focus is to engage with the community and be approachable, to support tourism and local business. I also want to work towards purposeful and positive activities and facilities for our youth. 

Naomi Purcell

Cr Noel Dew 

Current Term
2017-2021

Noel was originally elected to represent the Coastal Ward on the Waroona Shire Council in 1999. Noel has previously served as Shire President in 2005 - 2009 and 2011-2013. Noel has been a resident of Preston Beach for many years with his wife Irene.

Noel is extremely passionate about protecting the environment especially the beautiful but fragile coastline we have in the Shire of Waroona. Noel is always prepared to listen to and discuss ratepayers concerns and act in the best interests of the people of the Shire of Waroona. He has a positive attitude towards the future and works hard at obtaining the best result for all concerned.

Noel Drew

Cr Larry Scott

Current Term
2017 - 2021

Larry has been a resident and successful business proprietor of the Waroona Pharmacy over 30 years, and also a property developer responsible for the local Robinson Estate.

Larry over the years has been involved in many sporting and community groups and believes they all have their role in providing social and economic benefit to the community and thereby increase the attractiveness of the area to potential residents.

Originally elected in 2007 Larry is keen to represent business, community groups and the community in general.

Larry Scott

Cr Vince Vitale

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.

Cr Karen Odorisio

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.

Karen Odorisio

Cr John Mason

Current Term 
2019 - 2023

John has been part of the Waroona Community for over 30 years.

John has been involved with the Waroona Cricket and Football clubs at both junior and senior levels.

John was originally elected in 2011 and was involved as a committee member on the swimming pool committee and assisted with many local organisations.

John Mason

Cr Laurie Snell

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 (president), Harvey Poultry Club, Waroona Agriculture Society, Friends of Ramsar Action Group for the Yalgorup Lakes Environment (minutes secretary), community representative on the Lesueur Community Committee, associate member Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club, and am active in the MOFS based First Mates Club. I served on Waroona Shire Council for one four year term (2007-2011) and am keen to see local issues resolved in a fair manner.

 

 

 Cr Laurie Snell

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