LGAT appoints new president

Article image - LGAT appoints new president Mayor Doug Chipman

Mayor Doug Chipman of the City of Clarence was appointed new President of the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) in September.

As one of four people contesting the position, Mayor Chipman praised those who had nominated for the role and also paid tribute to Acting President, Mayor Daryl Quilliam, who has led the organisation since the sudden death of former President, Barry Jarvis.

Mayor Quilliam will continue in the role of Vice President.
Mayor Chipman said he intends to secure a strong voice for local government in Tasmania.

“This is a time of significant proposed reform to the sector and I intend to ensure the voice of Local Government is heard clearly by those in power.

“I would like to see LGAT on the front foot in regard to issues such as planning reform, amalgamations, shared services and financial reform.”

Mayor Chipman was elected as Alderman to Clarence City Council in 2000, as Deputy Mayor in 2007 and as Mayor in 2011.

He is a seventh generation Tasmanian who returned to the State after 36 years full-time service of his country in the Royal Australian Air Force, reaching the rank of Air Commodore.