Cr Garry Stephens

Councillor Profile

Coastal Ward

Elected Terms
2016, 2020
Served as Mayor
Served as Deputy Mayor
Additional Notes
Current Councillor
Deputy Mayor
Former Councillor

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, the youth wing of Rotary, in the late 1970’s. 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 and he has held membership of various organisations over 40 years. Current roles include President of the Yarram Eisteddfod, Acting President of the Yarram Traders Association, Treasurer of the Tarra Festival, Secretary of the Tarra Territory Group and Nightingale Park Society.

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

Garry is a passionate supporter of the Richmond Football Club; he hopes that one day they may win another flag.

Recent Articles featuring this Councillor

Fairer and easier disability parking rules for Wellington
Media Release issued: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Newry’s Kate Mirams awarded Wellington Citizen of the Year
Media Release issued: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Esso’s Night Under the Stars in planning stages for 2021 comeback
Media Release issued: 
Friday, December 4, 2020
Cameron Stadium hitting new heights
Media Release issued: 
Friday, December 4, 2020

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Monday, November 16, 2020
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