New Chairman and Deputy Chairman for EMRC

Published on Thursday, 7 November 2019 at 8:45:01 AM

At a Special Council Meeting held 4 November 2019, Cr Jai Wilson of the Town of Bassendean was elected by the Council to the position of Chairman of the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC).  Cr Doug Jeans of the Shire of Mundaring was also elected to the position of Deputy Chairman.

The EMRC is the Regional Council for the six Local Governments of Perth’s Eastern Region comprised of the Town of Bassendean, the City of Bayswater, the City of Belmont, the City of Kalamunda, the Shire of Mundaring and the City of Swan.  Each of the six member Council appoints two Councillors and one Deputy Councillor to serve on the EMRC Council.

Comment attributable to Cr Wilson:

“I am honoured to have received the trust and support of my fellow Councillors to take on the role of Chairman of the EMRC.  This is an exciting time for our Regional Council as we begin the process of implementing our newly endorsed FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) Recovery Strategy.”

“I look forward to working with my fellow EMRC Councillors and our dedicated team of hard-working staff over the next two years to ensure that we deliver quality services for the benefit of our six member Councils and the residents of the Eastern Metropolitan Region.”

EMRC Chief Executive Officer Marcus Geisler welcomed and congratulated the five new Councillors and two new deputies who have been appointed to the EMRC following the October 2019 Local Government elections.

Comment attributable to Marcus Geisler:

“The EMRC is at the forefront of developing and implementing new strategies for the Region’s waste avoidance, resource recovery and best practice waste management including our FOGO Recovery Strategy and the introduction of the WA Container Deposit Scheme in mid-2020.”

“The EMRC is looking forward to working with our new Councillors and on behalf of our member Councils to realise our vision for Perth’s Eastern Region as a great place to live, work, play and do business.”

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