councillor profile

Cr Garry Stephens

Councillor Details

Current Councillor
Current Mayor
Current Deputy Mayor
Former Councillor
Elected Terms: 
2016, 2020
Served as Mayor: 
2021
Served as Deputy Mayor: 

Cr Garry Stephens was born in Melbourne, growing up in Moonee Ponds and later Trafalgar where he completed his secondary education.

Garry’s first job was in Local Government in 1970, where he worked at the Mordialloc Council at Mentone for six years as an Administrative Officer.

During that time Garry obtained an Associate Diploma in Business Management (Local Government) from RMIT. Garry subsequently worked at Drouin, Foster and Yarram, the latter as Chief Executive Officer of the former Alberton Shire.

Following council amalgamations in 1994, Garry operated an electrical and home living store before retiring in 2016.

Garry met his wife Judy through Rotaract, a youth wing of Rotary, in the last 1970s. They married in 1982 and have three adult sons. In his spare time, Garry enjoys reading, walking and family history.

Garry’s passion for community involvement continues as he has held membership of various organisations over 40 years.

Current roles include the president of the Yarram Eisteddfod, secretary of the Tarra Territory Tourism Group, secretary of the Nightingale Park Society, president of the Grand Strzelecki Track Committee, secretary of Friends of Heesco Town.

In 2006, Garry completed a Graduate Diploma in Business Management through Monash Gippsland, majoring in Human Resource Management.

Garry has been a supporter of the Richmond Football Club since 1960 and a very happy supporter since 2017.

Elected Ward

Wellington Shire comprises a three ward structure (Northern, Central and Coastal), which is represented by 9 Councillors (3 elected in each ward). The role of elected Councillors is to represent the entire municipality.
This Councillor was elected in the Northern Ward as marked in dark purple on the map below.

Wellington Shire comprises a three ward structure (Northern, Central and Coastal), which is represented by 9 Councillors (3 elected in each ward). The role of elected Councillors is to represent the entire municipality.
This Councillor was elected in the Central Ward as marked in dark purple on the map below.

Wellington Shire comprises a three ward structure (Northern, Central and Coastal), which is represented by 9 Councillors (3 elected in each ward). The role of elected Councillors is to represent the entire municipality.
This Councillor was elected in the Coastal Ward as marked in dark purple on the map below.

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