Your Elected Representatives

The City of Albany has twelve (12) councillors elected from six (6) wards and a popularly elected Mayor, who are elected by the community for four year terms. Councillor elections take place every two years and the Mayoral election every four.

While Councillors represent their wards, together with the Mayor and City staff, they have a responsibility to the whole of the City of Albany. Council make decisions about strategy, policy and budget priorities.

Contacting Councillors using email or phone

Please note that if your email is a customer service request, for example: fix a pot hole or tree pruning, please submit your request using the City's 'Report It' form or telephone the Customer Service Team on 9841 9333, to ensure your request is dealt with in the most efficient manner.

Email: mayor@albany.wa.gov.au| Mobile: 0438 412 077

Term Expires 2019

Dennis Wellington has 16 years experience in Local Government and is passionate about the Albany community and leading it into a sustainable and prosperous future.

He was first elected to Council in May 2001 and spent four years as Deputy Mayor of the City of Albany before being elected to Mayor in 2011.

Dennis has been a strong leader for Albany, playing a key role in building a strong culture that has delivered some amazing results for the community and region.

Representing Breaksea Ward

Email: cr.hammond@albany.wa.gov.au | Mobile: 0419 900 218

Expiry of Term 2021

Councillor Ray Hammond is an experienced Councillor and family man. Councillor Hammond has strong management experience and during later years was a self-employed project manager. 

Ray is passionate about preserving Albany's lifestyle and introducing sustainable technologies to Albany to increase employment, especially for Albany's youth and the unemployed.

Representing Breaksea Ward

Email: cr.terry@albany.wa.gov.au | Mobile: 0438 944 676

Expiry of Term: 2019

Councillor Paul Terry was elected to Council in 2015. Paul is committed to the local community and the region and believes in participating in the community and giving back. 

Paul works in the financial services industry and is an active member within the Albany community, having coached junior soccer, sat on the board of the Princess Royal Sailing Club and served on the Executive Committee for the Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 

Representing Frederickstown Ward

Email: cr.stephens@albany.wa.gov.au | Mobile: 0415 820 076

Expiry of Term: 2021

Councillor Rebecca Stephens was elected in 2017. Rebecca is a born and bred local professional and has had active involvement in the community through the Albany Chamber of Commerce, Albany Surf Life Saving Club and local school. 

Councillor Stephens has extensive experience working in not-for-profit, Local and State Government and looks forward to a bright future for the City of Albany.

Representing Frederickstown Ward

Email: cr.stocks@albany.wa.gov.au| Mobile: 0408 936 445

Expiry of Term: 2019

Deputy Mayor Greg Stocks was first elected to Council in 2011. He was appointed Deputy Mayor in October 2013, and appointed again in 2015. 

Greg is a local business owner and is passionate about his community.

Representing Kalgan Ward

Email: cr.doughty@albany.wa.gov.au | Mobile: 0406 660 297

Expiry of Term: 2021

Councillor Emma Doughty was elected in 2017. Emma has worked in healthcare for over 20 years across the not-for-profit, private and public sectors. 

Councillor Doughty would like to see improved employment opportunities for younger people, as well as better engagement with the community. 

Representing Kalgan Ward

Email: cr.hollingworth@albany.wa.gov.au| Mobile: 0448 513 802

Expiry of Term: 2019

Councillor Bill Hollingworth has lived and farmed in the South Coast region for most of his life. He was a Shire of Plantagenet Councillor from 2005 to 2009 and has served on Albany Council since 2014.

Bill is actively involved in several community groups and is an active member of South Coast Natural Resource Management and is currently serving as Chairman of the Board. 

Representing Vancouver Ward

Email: cr.sleeman@albany.wa.gov.au | Mobile: 0488 060 088

Expiry of Term: 2021

Councillor Tracy Sleeman was elected in 2017 and is a strong advocate for community development and engagement, increased university education and the progress of tourism in our region.

An experienced community leader with more than 25 years in strengthening and building community, Tracy intends to be a progressive, approachable Councillor encouraging elector feedback in all matters.

Representing Vancouver Ward

Email:  cr.shanhun@albany.wa.gov.au | Mobile: 0458 918 474

Expiry of Term: 2019

Councillor John Shanhun was elected to Albany Council in 2015. John is a committed family man who has worked in a number of industries and is an active member of South Coast Volunteer Fire Brigade. 

John believes it is a privilege to serve his community and enjoys being a member of Council.

Representing West Ward

Email: cr.goode@albany.wa.gov.au| Telephone: 9845 1259

Expiry of Term: 2021

Councillor Alison Goode was elected in 1995 with the former Shire of Albany. Alison was the second woman to be elected in the history of the Shire, she then went on to become Deputy Shire President, then acting Shire President. Following the amalgamation, Alison was elected as the inaugural Mayor of the City of Albany and served for over 8 years as Mayor. 

Alison was born in Albany and graduated from Edith Cowan University with a Bachelor in Social Science. She enjoys making a difference in her community. 

Representing West Ward

Email: cr.smith@albany.wa.gov.au | Mobile: 0428 422 669

Expiry of Term: 2019

Councillor Sandie Smith grew up in Albany. Prior to starting her family, she had a background in finance which exposed her to the complexities of regional business, finance, insurance and risk. Sandie continues to work part time while raising her children. 

Sandie thoroughly enjoys being an elected member and working to achieve the best outcomes for the residents of Albany.

Representing Yakamia Ward

Email: cr.sutton@albany.wa.gov.au| Mobile: 0412 096 299

Expiry of Term: 2021

Councillor Robert Sutton has been a member of Albany Council for 8 years. Rob is passionate about Albany and is an active member of the community.

Councillor Sutton is a local business owner and prides himself on being open and accessible to discuss ideas to assist him in making positive decisions for Albany.

Representing Yakamia Ward

Email: cr.moir@albany.wa.gov.au| Mobile: 0459 444 655

Expiry of Term: 2019

Councillor Anthony Moir has an extensive retail background. He was first elected to Council in 2015 and is thoroughly enjoying being an elected member. 

Prior to being a Councillor, Anthony was actively involved in the Albany community and thanks to this has formed strong, growing relationships.