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Mayor

Mayor Emma Cole

Mayor Emma Cole

City of Vincent
244 Vincent Street
Leederville 6007
Fax: 9273 6099

Tel: 9273 6503
Mob: 0407 427 588
Email: Emma.Cole@vincent.wa.gov.au

Elected as Mayor: 24/02/2017 - 19/10/2019
Re-Elected as Mayor: 22/10/2019 - 21/10/2023
Served as Council Member: 19/10/2013 - 24/02/2017

Chair of the CEO Performance Panel
Member of the Safer Vincent Advisory Group

    

Emma is committed to ensuring Vincent’s neighbourhoods and town centres are greener, pedestrian friendly and vibrant with more opportunities for people to come together through inclusive events and inviting public spaces. Emma is passionate about reform in the way that local government serves community, engages, and responds to issues and is transparent and innovative.

Having experienced the growth and change in Vincent over the years, Emma understands the importance of connecting community through sports clubs, town teams and community groups, and by providing fantastic facilities, parks, and meeting places for our growing population.

Emma is a full-time Mayor but has a background as a public servant working in government policy across diverse areas, from public sector management to Aboriginal Health. This provided her with experience in effective project management, community engagement and a commitment to consultative and accountable decision making.

With an interest in planning and high quality, sensitive design, Emma is the Metropolitan Local Government representative on the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) and a Member of the WAPC’s Executive, Property and Finance Committee.
Emma is also a voice for local government as Deputy Chair of the State Emergency Management Committee, where she focusses on building community resilience, networks, and engagement during recovery from disasters.

Emma is a long-time resident of Mt Hawthorn with her husband, two spirited boys and Seamus the dog who is a regular at Britannia Reserve.

North Ward

Cr Alex Castle

Cr Alex Castle

City of Vincent
244 Vincent Street
Leederville 6007

Mob: 0401 549 051
Email: cr.castle@vincent.wa.gov.au

Elected: 21/10/2017 - 16/10/2021

Re-Elected 16/0/2021 - 18/10/2025

Member of the Mindarie Regional Council
Member of the CEO Performance Review Panel
Member of the Arts Advisory Group
Chair of the Children and Young People Advisory Group

      

Alex is a small-business owner and long-term resident of Mt Hawthorn and has been actively involved in the Mt Hawthorn Primary School P&C and Board for many years, where her 2 daughters have attended. She was also on the committee of the Mt Hawthorn Hub for 3 years, and is keen to continue to support Vincent's unique town centres, public open spaces and wonderful lifestyle.

Alex is the Chair of the Children and Young People Advisory Group and is passionate about improving facilities and services for young people in Vincent. She is also a representative on the Urban Mobility Advisory Group.

Cr Ron Alexander

City of Vincent
244 Vincent Street
Leederville 6007

Email: cr.alexander@vincent.wa.gov.au

Elected: 16/10/2021 - 18/10/2025

Member of the Children and Young People Advisory Group
Member of the City of Vincent Audit Committee

Ron loves living in the City of Vincent and wants to ensure his time on Council brings about positive change. He hopes Council genuinely listens to the community and is transparent in its decision making. Ron believes Vincent needs to deliver value for money and work within its means, whilst responding to the core needs and aspirations.

This includes bread and butter issues of safety, noise, parking, seniors, child-care, sport and recreation along with arts and cultural activities. Ron is committed to maintaining the beauty and ongoing health of the flora and fauna in our parks and reserves and believes in greening Vincent with more trees and open space.

As the CEO of a State Government Department for 19 years, he understands leadership, good governance, and sound financial management. As a mentor for troubled youth, he also recognises we have a responsibility to look after each other.

Cr Suzanne Worner

City of Vincent
244 Vincent Street
Leederville 6007

Email: cr.worner@vincent.wa.gov.au

Elected: 16/10/2021 - 21/10/2023

Member of the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group
Chair of the Arts Advisory Group

 

For 20 years, Suzanne has lived and worked in Vincent. As the General Manager of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival and Co-Director of UpBeat Events Suzanne has brought independent film, Mount Hawthorn Streets and Lanes Festival and Light Up Leederville Carnival to our community.

With nearly 30 years experience in the media, including two decades at the ABC, she values good communication, integrity and transparency.Suzanne said the City of Vincent represented a positive and progressive local government and one which she was proud to now be about of.

She strives to be part a connected community that respects Vincent’s character, history and identity and is innovative and sustainable in its thinking.  Suzanne said it was important local government was there to support its residents and business owners in our rapidly changing world.

Cr Dan Loden

Cr Dan Loden

City of Vincent
244 Vincent Street
Leederville 6007

Mob: 0412 845 138
Email: cr.loden@vincent.wa.gov.au

Elected: 17/10/2015 - 18/10/2019
Re-Elected: 19/10/2019 - 21/10/2023

Alternate Member of the Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel 
Deputy Chair of the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group
Chair of the Sustainability and Transport Action Group

     

Dan loves living in Vincent with wife Fi and their three children, Aidan, Dylan and Ethan. As a family they appreciate the many cafes, parks and playgrounds. Dan and Fi also appreciate not having to get in their car when they want to go out at night. Dan is keen to live sustainably and values the way living in Vincent helps him to achieve this. He wants it to become an even more sustainable, liveable city.

As an engineer, Dan has worked in the corporate and non-profit sectors, specialising in community engagement with a focus on finding practical solutions to local needs. Dan feels privileged to use these skills to work with Vincent residents.

Dan wants to focus on the issues that matter: safer streets where pedestrians feel secure, upgrading our local parks and family friendly facilities whilst protecting the amenity of Vincents character areas. He wants to see the City support residents in being more sustainable through practical and cost effective means that are already available in the wider community. Please contact Dan on any issue – he is here to listen!

South Ward

Cr Susan Gontaszewski (Deputy Mayor)

Cr Susan Gontaszewski

City of Vincent
244 Vincent Street
Leederville 6007

Mob: 0400 077 331
Email: cr.gontaszewski@vincent.wa.gov.au

Elected: 17/10/2015 - 18/10/2019
Re-Elected: 19/10/2019 - 21/10/2023
Served as Deputy Mayor: 24/10/2017 - 19/10/2019
Served as Deputy Mayor: 22/10/2019 - 16/10/2021

Served as Deputy Mayor: 19/10/2021 - 21/10/2023

Member of the City of Vincent Audit Committee

Member of the Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel 

Member of the CEO Performance Review Panel

    

Cr Jonathan Hallett

Cr Jonathan Hallett

City of Vincent
244 Vincent Street
Leederville 6007

Mob: 0401 750 973
Email: cr.hallett@vincent.wa.gov.au

Elected: 24/02/2017 - 21/10/2017
Re-Elected: 21/10/2017 - 16/10/2021

Re-Elected:  16/10/2021 - 18/10/2025

Member of the Tamala Park Regional Council (Alternate)

Alternate Member of the Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel 

Member of the Sustainability and Transport Advisory Group

Member of the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group

      

Jonathan is a long-term resident of South Ward and a Senior Lecturer at Curtin University teaching public health and social policy. He loves living in Vincent and wants to see our suburbs develop in a way that keeps our community strong and protects our environment.

Local government affects us every day in so many ways; the streetscapes outside our front doors, our local parks and amenities, our vibrant village hubs and the cultural and creative events that connect us and contribute to our diversity. Jonathan wants Vincent to be a City where everyone is made to feel welcome, where local businesses thrive, and where our environment and community services are protected.

He brings to Vincent experience in policy, community engagement and governance. Jonathan is a Council Member of the Sustainability and Transport Advisory Group and also represents the City of Vincent on the Main Roads' Metropolitan Regional Road Group and the Climate Emergency Australia Strategic Advisory Group.

Cr Ashley Wallace 

Cr Ashley Wallace

City of Vincent
244 Vincent Street
Leederville 6007

Mob: 0431 859 233
Email: cr.wallace@vincent.wa.gov.au

Elected: 19/10/2019 - 21/10/2023

Member Representative of the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA)

Member of the Tamala Park Regional Council 

Member of the Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel 

Member of the City of Vincent Audit Committee

Chair of the Safer Vincent Advisory Group

     

Cr Ross Ioppolo

City of Vincent
244 Vincent Street
Leederville 6007

Mobile: 0408 199 755
Email: cr.ioppolo@vincent.wa.gov.au


Elected: 16/10/2021 - 18/10/2025

Deputy Chair of the City of Vincent Audit Committee
Member of the CEO Performance Review Panel
Member Representative of the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA)

Ross has strong family and personal ties to the City of Vincent. He lives in Leederville with his wife and young family and is vested in local issues that affect his neighbourhood. This includes living in safe streets and suburbs, access to well preserved parks and recreational reserves, quality community infrastructure and thriving urban town centres.

 A property owner in Vincent for 24 years, Ross’s Mother owned an office on Oxford Street in the early 1970s.He is focused on ensuring Council reflects the voice and will of its primary stakeholders, Vincent residents and landowners.

 Ross is committed to making a difference, promoting community engagement and believes his CEO and CFO experience will have a positive impact for residents and rate payers.