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

WALGA President 

President Cr Karen Chappel JP
Shire of Morawa
Northern Country Zone

State Councillors

Avon-Midland Country Zone Ken-(1).jpg Cr Ken Seymour
Shire of Moora
Central Country Zone Phil.png President Cr Phil Blight
Shire of Wagin
Central Metropolitan Zone Paul-Kelly-(3).jpg Cr Paul Kelly (WALGA Deputy President)
Town of Claremont
  Helen.jpg Cr Helen Sadler
Town of Cottesloe
East Metropolitan Zone Catherine-(1).jpg Cr Catherine Ehrhardt
City of Bayswater
  John.jpg Cr John Daw
Shire of Mundaring
Goldfields Esperance Country Zone Laurene.jpg President Cr Laurene Bonza
Shire of Dundas
Gascoyne Country Zone Cheryl.png President Cr Cheryl Cowell
Shire of Shark Bay
Great Eastern Country Zone Stephen.png President Cr Stephen Strange
Shire of Bruce Rock
Great Southern Country Zone Chris-P.jpg President Cr Chris Pavlovich
Shire of Plantagenet
Kimberley Country Zone Chris-M.png Cr Chris Mitchell JP
Shire of Broome
Murchison Country Zone Les.png Cr Les Price
Shire of Cue
Northern Country Zone Moira.jpg President Cr Moira Girando JP
Shire of Coorow
North Metropolitan Zone Russ.png Cr Russ Fishwick JP
City of Joondalup
  Frank.jpg Cr Frank Cvitan JP
City of Wanneroo
Cr David Lagan
City of Stirling
Peel Country Zone Michelle-(1).jpg President Cr Michelle Rich
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale
Pilbara Country Zone Peter.jpg Mayor Peter Long
City of Karratha
South East Metropolitan Zone Ruth-(1).jpg Mayor Ruth Butterfield
City of Armadale

Mayor Patrick Hall
City of Canning
South Metropolitan Zone Logan.png Mayor Logan Howlett JP
City of Cockburn
  Doug.png Cr Doug Thompson
City of Fremantle
  Carol-(1).jpg Mayor Carol Adams OAM
City of Kwinana
South West Country Zone Tony.jpg President Cr Tony Dean
Shire of Nannup
Ex Officio Members  
Local Government Professionals WA State President Ms Annie Riordan
The Rt Hon Lord Mayor City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas