Charlie has been serving the community since 1987. He was a Councillor from 1987 to 1993, and from 1999 to present. He has served as Mayor twice, from 2001 to 2003 and 2008 to present. He has extensive involvement and experience with many community groups, committees and boards including the East Metropolitan Regional Council, Swan Valley Planning Committee, Development Assessment Panel, Midland Redevelopment Authority, Perth Airports Municipalities Group, Swan Valley Tourism Association, Grape Growers Association and Swan Chamber of Commerce.
“As a Swan Valley grape grower, small business owner and local Councillor, I care greatly about representing the views of rural communities and families in the Swan Valley and Gidgegannup. Long-term planning is critical to maintain our distinctive rural heritage and identity. We need the right balance of quality rural, tourism and lifestyle choices to ensure a vital and viable future.
As Mayor of the City of Swan, my goal is to work effectively with residents, businesses and all levels of government to ensure our City has a bright future, as a thriving and prosperous regional centre. I wish to build on our vision, to maximise opportunities through our City’s diversity, unique characteristics and strategic location within metropolitan Perth.”