WALGA State Council is the decision making representative body of all Member Local Governments, and is responsible for sector-wide policy making and strategic planning.

State Council Structure

  • Chaired by the WALGA President
  • 24 Members (State Councillors) - 12 from Country constituencies and 12 from Metropolitan constituencies
  • Members must be a serving Elected Member in a WA Local Government
  • State Councillors are elected by and from the Zones

WALGA President 

President Cr Karen Chappel AM JP
Shire of Morawa

State Councillors

Avon-Midland Country Zone amcz.jpg President Chris Antonio
Shire of Northam
Central Country Zone Phil.png President Cr Phil Blight
Shire of Wagin
Central Metropolitan Zone paul-(1).png Cr Paul Kelly (WALGA Deputy President)
Town of Claremont
  Helen.jpg Cr Helen Sadler
Town of Cottesloe
East Metropolitan Zone paige.jpg President Paige McNeil
Shire of Mundaring
  emily.jpg Cr Emily Wilding
Town of Bassendean
Gascoyne Country Zone eddie.png President Eddie Smith
Shire of Carnarvon
Goldfields Esperance Country Zone laurene.png President Cr Laurene Bonza
Shire of Dundas
Great Eastern Country Zone Stephen.png Cr Stephen Strange
Shire of Bruce Rock
Great Southern Country Zone scott.png Cr Scott Crosby
Shire of Kent
Kimberley Country Zone chris.png President Chris Mitchell JP
Shire of Broome
Murchison Country Zone Les.png President Cr Les Price
Shire of Cue
Northern Country Zone kirrilee.png President Cr Kirrilee Warr
Shire of Chapman Valley
North Metropolitan Zone lewis.png Cr Lewis Hutton
City of Joondalup
  bronwyn.png Cr Bronwyn Smith
City of Wanneroo
Cr Michael Dudek
City of Stirling
Peel Country Zone rhys.png Mayor Rhys Williams
City of Mandurah
Pilbara Country Zone wendy.png Cr Wendy McWhirter-Brooks
Shire of East Pilbara
South East Metropolitan Zone adam.png Cr Adam Hort
City of Gosnells

Mayor Patrick Hall
City of Canning
South Metropolitan Zone logan-(1).png
Mayor Logan Howlett JP
City of Cockburn
Cr Karen Wheatland
City of Melville
  barry.png Cr Barry Winmar
City of Kwinana
South West Country Zone tony.png
President Cr Tony Dean
Shire of Nannup
Ex Officio Members  
Local Government Professionals WA State President
Mr Anthony Vulenta
The Rt Hon Lord Mayor City of Perth
Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas