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Mayor and Councillor profiles

Claremont Council is comprised of 10 Elected Members, one Mayor and nine Councillors. The Town has three wards (East, West and South) with each ward represented by three Councillors. 

For the map on ward information please click here.

Council's role is to: 

  • Direct and control the Local Government's affairs; 
  • Be responsible for the performance of the Local Government's functions; 
  • Oversee the allocation of the Local Government's finances and resources; and 
  • Determine the Local Government's policies. 

The Mayor and Councillors are elected for four year terms with half expiring every two years. The Mayor is elected by the residents and ratepayers of the Town, commonly known as the ‘popular vote’ method.

Elected members

Jock Barker

His Worship the Mayor

The Mayor is an Honorary Affiliate Member Claremont RSL and Patron of Claremont Yacht Club. In 20/21 the Mayor was a member of the Town’s Audit & Risk Management Committee, Claremont Town Centre Advisory Committee and Complaints Committee. 

Annette Suann

Deputy Mayor Councillor

South Ward

Deputy Mayor, Foreshore Advisory Committee, Claremont Museum Advisory Committee, Claremont Town Centre Advisory, Committee Complaints Committee and a member of the Western Suburbs Business Association.

Address: Bindaring Parade, Claremont WA 6010

Jill Goetze

Councillor

South Ward

Claremont Museum Advisory Committee, Claremont Town Centre Advisory Committee, Complaints Committee, WALGA Zone deputy member, SHINE Community Services Board and Freshwater Bay Primary School Board.

Paul Kelly

Councillor

South Ward

Town of Claremont Audit & Risk management Committee, Complaints Committee, WALGA Central Metropolitan Zone, Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel, WALGA State Councillor, Local Government Insurance Board, WALGA Local Government House Trust and WALGA Finance and Audit Committee.

Peter Telford

Councillor

East Ward

Audit & Risk Management Committee and Foreshore Advisory Committee.

Kate Main

Councillor

East Ward

Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel and Claremont Council Art Committee.

Shelley Hatton

Councillor

East Ward

Audit & Risk Management Committee and Lake Claremont Advisory Committee.

Sara Franklyn

Councillor

West Ward

Member of the University Associates Hockey Club, Claremont Tennis Club, Fremantle Bridge, Lake Claremont Advisory Committee, Western Metropolitan Regional Council, Western Sub Group, Metropolitan Regional Road Group and serves on a Harry Perkins ethics committee.

Peter Edwards

Councillor

West Ward

Cr Edwards has been on Council since 2011. His father was an elected member at the Town from 1986 - 1989 and 1999-2006.

Ryan Brown

Councillor

West Ward

Development Assessment Panel.

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