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 2021 – 2022 Updated October 2021

Mayor

Kerry Vincent

Elected 2009

Representations:

Pembroke Park Advisory Committee – Chair
Municipal Emergency Management Committee – Chair
SERDA Workplace Planning Study
South East Region Development Association – Chair
Development Assessment Special Committee – Chair
Copping Refuse Disposal Site Joint Authority
Sorell Tasman Affected Area Recovery Committee
TasWater
Local Government Association of Tasmania
Southern Tasmania Councils Authority
Senior Advisory Group

Deputy Mayor

Natham Reynolds

Elected 2018

Terms as Councillor:
2014 – Present

Terms as Deputy Mayor:
2018 – Present

Representations:

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

Councillor

Vlad Gala

Elected 2014

Representations:

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

Councillor

Deborah De Williams

Elected 2014

Representations:

Development Assessment Special Committee
Pembroke Park Advisory Committee
Sorell Audit Committee
Copping Refuse Disposal Site Joint Authority (proxy)

Councillor

Melinda Reed

Elected 2018

Representations:

Development Assessment Special Committee
Arts and Cultural Committee
Waste Strategy South
Sorell Audit Panel

Councillor

Carmel Torenius

Elected 2014

Representations:

Development Assessment Special Committee
Sorell Streetscape Committee
Dunalley Hall and Reserves Committee
Arts and Cultural Committee

Councillor

Kerry Degrassi

Elected 1996

Terms as Councillor:
1996 – Present

Terms as Mayor:
1999 – 2000

Representations:

Development Assessment Special Committee
Waste Strategy South

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
Sorell Streetscape Committee