New president for Local Government Association of Tasmania

Mayor Barry Jarvis of Dorset Council has become new President of the Local Government Association of Tasmania.

As one of five people contesting the position, Mayor Jarvis praised those who had nominated for the role, highlighting the regard in which the position is held and the importance the sector places upon it.

Mayor Jarvis also paid tribute to the previous President, Barry Easther for leading the sector affably and capably over the past five years.

“Barry’s recent Life Membership Award from the Local Government Association of Tasmania was a fitting tribute to someone who had selflessly and capably led his community and steered the sector through the consolidation of the regional water and sewerage corporations into a single entity.”

Barry Jarvis was elected to Dorset Council in 2007 and became Mayor in 2009.

Barry has been a representative of the Association’s General Management Committee since 2011, Spokesperson for the Regional Council Group since 2012 and has also served as Vice President of the National Timber Councils Association since 2012.

Mayor Jarvis is excited at the prospect of leading the sector and looks forward to the challenges of working with Association members, the State Government and other stakeholders to further progress Local Government in the State to ensure that it remains responsive and committed to the communities it represents.