Your Councillors

Email all Councillors: hvc@huonvalley.tas.gov.au.

Mayor
Bec Enders

Mayor Bec Enders“On behalf of my community and Council, I continue to focus my energy on building new relationships across government, not-for-profit and private sectors, and with our local people. These connections are strengthened and doors are now open for meaningful discussion and importantly, action. Making progress and resolving long-standing problems can only be achieved by many people working together and sharing the commitment to make the changes that are necessary. Regular communication and using a partnership approach to the work that we do will make the Huon Valley a better play to live, work and play.”

Committee membership:

  • GM Performance Review Committee – Chair
  • Huonville Recreation Area Management Advisory
  • Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT)
  • Ranelagh Recreation Area Management Advisory
  • Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority (STCA) Board – Chair
  • STCA Regional Climate Change Initiative (RCCI) – Chair
  • STCA Governance and Audit Committee Member
  • TasWater

Phone: 0498 213 515
Email: bec.enders@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

Deputy Mayor
Sally Doyle

“Having lived the Huon Valley my entire life I feel a certain responsibility for the Valley to have a prosperous future, so that future generations can thrive here. I believe that as a community we must all work together for the collective best no matter which area we live in. It is important that as an elected Councillor I keep an open mind on all issues presented for determination at the Council table.”

Committee membership:

  • Audit Panel
  • GM Performance Review
  • Geeveston Town Hall Company (GTHCo)
  • STCA Waste
  • LGAT – Proxy
  • STCA – Proxy
  • TasWater – Proxy

Phone: 0409 437 815
Email: sally.doyle@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

Councillor
Mick Newell

“I have worked in retail and construction before working for twenty years abalone diving. I have been an owner/operator of Kruse’s Salvage in Huonville for six years. I owned and ran the Russell River Farm at Lonnavale for ten years farming beef and cherries. I am a past President of the Tasmanian Abalone Divers Council/Divers Sub Council (2012). I was Project Manager/Developer of the Riverside Villas in Short Street, Huonville. I also represented Tasmania on My Kitchen Rules in 2013. I give 100 per cent in my role as Councillor as I am driven by the love of the Valley and its people.”

Committee membership:

  • Audit Panel

Phone: 03 6264 0300
Email: mick.newell@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

Councillor
Paul Gibson

“For more than 30 years I have run successful architecture and building businesses. I want to apply my creative and practical skills to finding solutions for sustainable living. Tourism is the industry that is available to the Huon Valley that can provide economic benefits that are sustainable and climate-friendly. I am advocating for multi-use tracks, spread across the Valley to attract tourists and provide health and transport benefits to locals. Because our valley is so well suited to adventure holidays, every dollar spent on this infrastructure will bring excellent economic benefits.”

Committee membership:

  • Southern Trove Tourism Reference Group

Phone: 0497 569 989
Email: paul.gibson@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

Councillor
Christine Campbell

“As an elected Councillor, I am strongly committed to ensuring good governance and transparency for our community. My strong leadership skills are the result of many years of experience running a number of successful small businesses. I have a long history of volunteering with not-for-profit and community organisations in Sydney, and completed an Honours Degree on community-based organisations. I work collaboratively with others using the ethos of participatory democracy. As a Councillor who is focused on listening to all members of our community, I believe that together we can address the challenges of socio-economic wellbeing to bring vision and prosperity to the Huon Valley.”

Committee membership:

  • GM Performance Review

Phone: 0418 441 067
Email: christine.campbell@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

Councillor
Mike Wilson

“Council needs wise and experienced leadership. I have been a Councillor for more than 15 years. We desperately need to work collaboratively, renewing confidence, supporting new business, creating new jobs and encouraging new ideas and innovation. I have built successful businesses in this Valley. It takes vision, resilience, strength, empathy and determination. I am a good listener and mediator. I want everyone to feel valued and listened to. I am committed and passionate about working together to get our region moving again.”

Committee membership:

  • GM Performance Review
  • Huon Valley Arts & Culture

Phone: 0419 319 186
Email: mike.wilson@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

Councillor
Robert Prince

“I am 29 years old, and in addition to my Councillor duties I split my work time between the local high school, Woolworths and the Army Reserve. I live in Mountain River with my wife and two boys. I am passionate about my community and have spent several years working with young people from across the Huon. I have a massive love for local sports and have enjoyed playing soccer for the Huon Valley for four years now. I really enjoy being a member of the Huon Valley Council and appreciate the opportunity to help shape and develop the place I live.”

Phone: 03 6264 0300
Email: rob.prince@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

Councillor
Juarne Bird

“I live work, volunteer and raise my four young children in the Huon Valley. I continue to manage the Geeveston School and Community Op Shop, which serves many communities, organisations and events across the Valley. I want to see families stay here in the Valley and with my background in small business, sports/youth and community service, I bring a balanced and respectful view that takes into account the people, businesses and industries that have pioneered and shaped the community that we enjoy today. My motto is to ‘Serve and care for those who call the Huon Valley home’.”

Committee membership:

  • Huon Valley Health & Wellbeing – Chair

Phone: 0439 961 234
Email: juarne.bird@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

Councillor
Mark O’May

“I am passionate about my local community. My aim is to create opportunities and growth for small businesses to establish themselves with less restricting guidelines, helping to employ local youth. Our youth are our future and given direction, encouragement and opportunity, I believe prosperity will follow. Supporting our farmers and growers markets to further enhance worldwide recognition promotes tourism and environmental awareness. Promoting sport, recreation, care of the elderly and disabled, and road and track funding are priorities.”

Committee membership:

  • Huon Valley Emergency Management
  • Marine Facilities
  • Natural Resource Management (NRM)

Phone: 03 6264 0300
Email: mark.omay@huonvalley.tas.gov.au