Elected Members

The Shire of Jerramungup has seven elected members, all working hard to serve their community. Council elections are held every two years, with half of the Council retiring at each election.

Cr Robert Lester (Term expires 2019)

After completing his education in Albany and at Denmark Agricultural College, Cr Lester began farming in the Jacup area in 1975. He commenced living locally in 1980 and with his wife Margaret has raised three children in the district. Cr Lester was involved with the Jerramungup football club in the 1980's and remains interested in football, as well as in fishing and farming.

Cr Lester is strongly committed to assisting Council in the provision of facilities and infrastructure to ensure the community remains strong for future generations.

Telephone: 08 9835 4041

Fax: 08 9835 4043

Email: lesterrob@bigpond.com


Cr Iffla is married with two daughters and farms with her husband John in Bremer Bay. She also works part time at the Bremer Bay Primary School and is a partner in Bremer Bay Catering Service. Cr Iffla is actively involved in sporting clubs, P&C and community groups in Bremer Bay and Boxwood Hills.

Cr Iffla hopes to offer constructive views towards the process of guiding the development of the Shire to create a viable, sustainable and rewarding place for those who live and work in the area.

Telephone: 08 9837 4298
Fax: 08 9837 4398
Email: jojohasa@bigpond.com

Cr Bill Bailey (Term expires 2017)

Cr Bailey is married with three sons. He moved to Jerramungup in 1984 and has worked as a farmer/shearing contractor. Cr Bailey is currently farming within the North-West section of the Shire. Actively involved in Junior and Senior sporting clubs within Jerramungup, Bill has also been actively involved in various community initiatives.

Cr Bailey has a strong commitment to maintaining a strong, vibrant, local rural community where families, young people, small businesses and family enterprises can prosper.

Telephone: 08 9835 2032
Fax: 08 9835 2044
Email: bailey@wn.com.au



Cr Julie Leenhouwers (Term expires 2017)

Working as a Wool Classer locally and in the Eastern States for many years, 2003 saw the opportunity for Cr Leenhouwers to establish her dream – Farming!!!  Having grown up in Bremer Bay, she now farms in the  area with her partner Greg and their two daughters. 

Being a mother of school aged children Cr Leenhouwers is actively involved within the School and that of the Community. Current roles include Treasurer of the P&C, Chair Person of both the School Council and the Bremer Bay Community Resource Centre and a member of the Bremer Bay Community Development Committee.

Cr Leenhouwers sees our Shire entering into an exciting period of growth and change as outlined in the current strategic plan.  Given the opportunity she would like to offer a commitment to maintain our natural unique environment that surrounds us, whilst sustaining a safe, vibrant and viable community for future generations.

Telephone: 08 9837 4051
Fax: 08 9837 4051
Email: julieleenhouwers@gmail.com


Cr Carolyn Daniel (Term expires 2019)

Cr Daniel is married with four children. The family moved to Needilup from South Australia in 1984 to commence farming. During her time in Jerramungup, Carolyn has been committed to sustainable land management with a long association with Landcare working at a local, regional and State level.

Cr Daniel has been involved with the local school holding administrative roles on the P&C as well as currently assisting local sporting clubs and community service organisations to raise funds and implement on ground works to enhance the quality of life in the community.

Cr Daniel is committed to working with the Council team to continually improve infrastructure ensuring that the community remains viable, steadfast and safe into the future.

Telephone: 08 9835 3025
Fax: 08 9835 3025
Email: carolynd@westnet.com.au

Cr Rex Parsons (Term expires 2019)

Telephone: 08 9835 1091
Fax: 08 9835 1212
Email: rexparsons15@bigpond.com

Councillor Parsons has a particular affinity with the district, having lived here since 1954 farming with his family, which were original War Service Settlers. Cr. Parsons is married with two children.

He has been involved in numerous community projects and committees. Cr. Parsons is keen to promote the Shire as a progressive place for people to live and work, and raise their families.

Cr Bruce Trevaskis (Term expires 2019)

Cr Trevaskis is married with four children. He farms at Killara Farm, North Jerramungup. During his time in Jerramungup, Bruce has been involved with sporting clubs, both in a playing and administrative capacity and with various community initiatives.

Cr Trevaskis has a strong commitment to the community, believing that we can work towards a stronger and more viable place in which people can live.

Telephone: 08 9835 4049
Fax: 08 9835 4029
Email: b4t@bigpond.com



This item was last updated on 28 October 2015

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