New role for councillor

New role for councillor

FORMER City of Mandurah councillor Tahlia Jones has been acknowledged for her contribution to Mandurah after stepping down from the Coastal ward seat at this week’s meeting.

Ms Jones was elected in October 2015 and has actively contributed to the local community during this time and served on a number of groups.

Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams praised Ms Jones for her contribution.

“It takes courage and dedication to step up as councillor and Tahlia has done a fantastic job in representing her ward and the broader Mandurah community,” he said.

Following a full recruitment process, Ms Jones was selected from a competitive field of applicants as the City of Mandurah’s manager of governance services, starting on July 8.

Her career has spanned both private and public sectors, with more than 12 years experience in policy, corporate services and community engagement.

“While we will miss Tahlia’s contribution as a councillor, I am pleased Mandurah will continue to benefit from her knowledge, expertise and professionalism,” Mr Williams said.

Ms Jones said she was proud of her contribution to the council and the outcomes she has delivered and was looking forward to taking on her position with the City.

Ms Jones’ term of office was due to end in October and the council has asked the Electoral Commissioner to allow the position to remain unfilled until the Local Government Election on October 19.