Maroondah Journal: Two throw hat in ring for city's top job

By November 13, 20072 Comments

The Maroondah election for the City of Maroondah will be held on Wednesday the 5th of December. The Maroondah Journal has reported on the current status of the mayoral race, including my intent to run as a candidate:

The race for Maroondah Council’s top job is heating up with two councillors vying for the mayoral position. Alex Makin and Tony Dib have expressed interest in becoming mayor.

As the councillor for Loughnan’s Hill Ward I have worked continuously on behalf of my constituents and the wider Maroondah community. The level of work I have undertaken in council is demonstrated by my monthly delegates’ reports which highlight the variety of functions I undertake as a councillor.

Cr Makin has flagged his desire for the mayoralty, citing the need for a younger voice as his reason for standing. “I believe Maroondah needs a younger voice at the helm of council. We need to look at new ways to engage our community and ensure that we genuinely represent our constituents”.

While Maroondah has made great strides over the past several years in regard to community engagement and sustainability, the council needs to become a leader in representing the concerns of the community, particularly in regard to accessibility and improving our overall level of sustainability.

Maroondah, particularly the Ringwood Transit City and Croydon Town Centre, will experience significant changes over the next few years. It is critical that we provide the foundations necessary to ensure a positive outcome for our community.

Councillors Maureen Naylor and Jo-anne Tayor said they would support Cr Makin.

I would like to thank Jo-anne and Maureen for their support in this campaign. It is great to have this level of public support from two of my colleagues, particularly two councillors who are extremely dedicated in their service to the community.

The mayor is officially sworn in Wednesday the 5th of December, I would like to thank members of the community for encouraging me to run as a mayoral contender.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:


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