Councillors

Council consists of elected members, known as Councillors, who are democratically elected by the residents and ratepayers in the Sorell Municipality. Sorell Council has nine Councillors, including a Mayor and Deputy Mayor. The term of office of Councillors is four years.

Councillors are responsible for reviewing, debating and making decisions about issues that are brought before Council. Councillors swear an Oath to carry out this role impartially, to the best of their ability, and in the best interests of the community. Divisions 2 and 3 of the Local Government Act 1993 further outline the role of Council and Councillors.

Gifts and Benefits Register 2022 – 2023 as at July 2022

Mayor

Kerry Vincent

Elected 2009

Terms as Councillor
2009 – 2014
2014 – 2018
2018 – Present

Terms as Mayor
2012 – 2014
2014 – 2018
2018 – Present

Representations:

­Pembroke Park Advisory Committee – Chair
­Municipal Emergency Management Committee – Chair
­Sorell School Rebuild Committee
­South East Region Development Association – Chair
­Development Assessment Special Committee – Chair
­Copping Refuse Disposal Site Joint Authority – Chair
­Sorell Tasman Affected Area Recovery Committee – Co-Chair
­TasWater - Board Selection Committee Panel
TasWater
­Local Government Association of Tasmania
­Southern Tasmania Councils Authority
­STCA Audit and Governance
­Seniors Advisory Group
­Southern Regional COVID Recovery Committee – Co-Chair

Deputy Mayor

Natham Reynolds

Elected 2018

Terms as Councillor:
2014 – 2018
2018 – Present

Terms as Deputy Mayor:
2018 – Present

Representations:

Development Assessment Special Committee
Copping Hall and Reserves Committee
Pembroke Park Advisory Committee
Local Government Association of Tasmania (proxy)

Councillor

Vlad Gala

Elected 2014

Terms as Councillor:
2014 – 2018
2018 - Present

Representations:

Development Assessment Special Committee
Dunalley Hall and Reserves Committee (proxy)

Councillor

Melinda Reed

Elected 2018

Representations:

Development Assessment Special Committee
Sorell Audit Panel

Councillor

Carmel Torenius

Elected 2014

Terms as Councillor:
1991 – 1999
2014 - Present

Terms as Mayor:
1994 - 1999
2000 - 2012

Representations:

Development Assessment Special Committee

Councillor

Kerry Degrassi

Elected 1996

Terms as Councillor:
1996 – Present

Terms as Mayor:
1999 – 2000

Representations:

Development Assessment Special Committee

Councillor

Geoffrey Jackson

Elected 2018

Representations:

Development Assessment Special Committee
TasWater (proxy)
Copping Hall and Reserves Committee (proxy)

Councillor

Beth Nichols

Elected 2018

Representations:

Development Assessment Special Committee