About Your Mayor & Councillors

To reach all Elected Members email councilmembers@vincent.wa.gov.au

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

Member of the Mindarie Regional Council
Member of the Tamala Park Regional Council
Member of the CEO Performance Review Panel

    

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 having fantastic facilities and open spaces 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.

Emma is a member of the City of Vincent Audit Committee and Urban Mobility Advisory Group, represents Vincent on the Mindarie Regional Council and Tamala Park Regional Council and is an alternate member of the Development Assessment Panel.

Emma a long-time resident of Mt Hawthorn with her husband and two spirited primary school aged boys.

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

Member of the CEO Performance Review Panel
Member of the Arts Advisory Group
Chair of the Children and Young People Advisory Group (CYPAG)

      

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 Joanne Fotakis

Cr Joanne Fotakis

City of Vincent
244 Vincent Street
Leederville 6007

Mob: 0423 239 904
Email: cr.fotakis@vincent.wa.gov.au

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

Alternate Member (to Mayor Cole) of the Tamala Park Regional Council
Member Representative of the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA)
Member of the CEO Performance Review Panel
Chair of the Arts Advisory Group

           

Joanne loves Vincent’s strong sense of community and has worked closely with local businesses and residents to deliver major festivals and community arts events such as the Light Up Leederville Carnival, the recent Leedy Open Streets on Oxford Street last March and the upcoming Leederville Fringe Festival.

Joanne genuinely enjoys connecting with people, discussing local issues and finding ways to make action happen on the ground and is a passionate advocate for community service, believing community involvement to be crucial to ensuring the right decisions are made of behalf of the community.

Having worked in the corporate sector for over 30 years and as a small business owner, Joanne understands firsthand the challenges faced by local businesses and the importance of sensible governance, consultation and keeping our town centres thriving and prosperous.

Cr Sally Smith

Cr Sally Smith

City of Vincent
244 Vincent Street
Leederville 6007

Mob: 0434 177 137
Email: cr.smith@vincent.wa.gov.au

Elected: 19/10/2019 - 21/10/2023

Member of the Children and Young People Advisory Group
Member of the Arts Advisory Group

       

Sally has lived in the City of Vincent for over 30 years, watching it grow into the thriving community hub we enjoy today.  Over the years she has been an active community member, owning and operating a local independent small business in Mount Hawthorn for 10 years, as well as working with community groups as a volunteer to help to bring vitality and lifestyle to our town centres.

Sally is a passionate local advocate, living, working, eating, socialising and shopping in our community.   She understands our town centres are vital to our sense of community and is keen to continue to support and promote the ‘support local’ and ‘buy local’ message.

Living and working in Vincent brings many lifestyle benefits, and Sally is committed to supporting this with great public open space, vibrant town centres, facilities and services.

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

Member of the City of Vincent Audit Committee
Member of the Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP)
Chair of the Sustainability and Transport 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 - 21/10/2023

Member of the City of Vincent Audit Committee
Alternate Member (to Cr Loden) of the Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP)
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

Member of the Swan River Trust (only matters relating to City of Vincent)
Member of the Sustainability and Transport 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 of the City of Vincent Audit Committee
Alternate Member (to Cr Topelberg) of the Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP)
Member Representative of the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA)

           

Cr Joshua Topelberg

Cr Joshua Topelberg

City of Vincent
244 Vincent Street
Leederville 6007

Mobile: 0418 906 759
Email: cr.topelberg@vincent.wa.gov.au

Elected: 2009-2013
Re-Elected: 19/10/2013 - 21/10/2017
Re-Elected: 21/10/2017 - 16/10/2021

Member of the City of Vincent Audit Committee
Member of 
the Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP)

           

Josh has over 100 years of family history living and working in Vincent. He is married to a school teacher and has two young sons who attend a local school. Josh manages a small business that was started by his family and has operated in Vincent for over 50 years.

A true local, Josh’s daily life rarely takes him out of Vincent. He is keen to see Vincent further cement its reputation as a hub for art, design and creativity in WA and he has a strong connection to the local business community. Josh has a keen interest in planning and development matters and has always sought to deliver positive and innovative built form outcomes in the City. Josh is committed to independent local government that actively consults with the community and reflects this in its policy and decision making.

Josh is the Deputy Chairperson of the City’s Audit Committee, a member of the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group and has represented the City on the Metro-West Joint Development Assessment Panel since its inception.