Mayor and Councillors Mayor and Councillors

Cr Gail Sellers
Mayor
Mobile 0448 883 134
Phone (07) 49766903
Fax (07) 4972 3908
mayor@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au
www.gailsellers.com

 

Cr Maxine Brushe
Councillor
Mobile 0448 882 609
Phone (07) 4973 8694
maxineb@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au
Cr Matt Burnett
Deputy Mayor
Mobile 0437 086 401
Council Chambers (07) 49766 903
mattb@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au
Cr Col Chapman
Councillor
Mobile 0448 883 961
Home Phone (07) 4979 1275
colinc@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au

Cr Rick Hansen
Councillor
Mobile 0448 885 047
Phone (07) 4978 6317
Fax (07) 4978 6317
rickhansen@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au

 

Cr Ren Lanzon
Councillor
Mobile 0417 732 640
renlanzon@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au

Cr Graham McDonald
Councillor
Mobile 0409 730 469
grahamm@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au

Cr Leo Neill-Ballantine
Councillor
Mobile 0417 731 907
leonb@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au
Cr Karen Porter
Councillor
Mobile 0417 723 042
karenporter@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au

 

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COUNCILLOR PROFILES

 

Cr Gail Sellers
Mayor 

Cr Gail Sellers was first elected to the Gladstone City Council as an Alderman in 1988 and held the position of Deputy Mayor from 1997-2008. Gail was successful at the first election for the new Gladstone Regional Council and was appointed Deputy Mayor by the unanimous vote of her fellow councillors. When the incumbent Mayor George Creed was forced to retire due to ill health, Gail entered the Mayoral election and was successful in attaining 72% of the vote and became Mayor on 25 November 2010 and was re-elected at the April 2012 election. Gail is a Life Member and Patron of many organisations and enjoys all aspects of community representation.

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Cr Maxine Brushe

Cr Maxine Brushe has served as a Local Government Councillor for 17 years and is well known for her long standing involvement with the community. She currently holds positions on the Bindaree Lodge Management Board; the Boyne Tannum Arts Business & Community Assoc. Inc.; Gladstone Communities for Children Committee; Rio Tinto Alcan Community Fund Board, QGC Sustainable Communities Fund Panel and the Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd (GAPDL). She also is Council's representative on the Regional Arts Development Fund, Education Queensland and Industry Partnership (EQIP) Board and Chairman of the Gladstone Region Community Development Committee (GRCDC).
 

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Cr Matt Burnett
Deputy Mayor

Born and raised locally, Cr Matt Burnett is the youngest Councillor on the Gladstone Regional Council. Matt was first elected to Local Government in 2000 and was appointed to the position of Deputy Mayor in 2011 by his fellow Councillors. Matt supports the continued growth of the Gladstone Region and he encourages Council investment in new and improved infrastructure from roads and sporting fields to libraries and community centres. Matt is Council's representative on the Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd (GAPDL) and the Traffic and Environment Advisory Committee.

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Cr Col Chapman

Cr Col Chapman keenly supports the concept that Gladstone should be a model industrial region of 21st Century with the right balance of industry, tempered with environmental safeguards. He champions sustainable futures and proudly strives to find practical solutions to the region's environmental challenges. Col has been a member of Gladstone Rotary Club for over 30 years and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He is Chairman of the Gladstone Regional Environment Advisory Network (GREAN), Vice-President of the Gladstone Mens Shed, patron of the Gladstone Golf Club and member of Gladstone Gropers Masters Swim Club.

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Cr Rick Hansen

Cr Rick Hansen holds a particular interest in refining systems and procedures in Council, particularly in the areas of infrastructure planning, communication strategies, aged care advocacy and sport and recreational planning. Rick, his wife Lyndal and family have lived in Gladstone for 33 years. He has a background in middle management and as a small business owner/operator. Rick holds a keen interest in sport and is a Gladstone Basketball life member. He is Council's representative for numerous committees and boards including the Gladstone Region Community Development Committee; GRC Business Improvement (Internal Audit) committee; Local Disaster Management Group; Gladstone PCYC Advisory Board and President of the Central Queensland Local Government Assoc. Rick also volunteers as President of the Gladstone Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Port Curtis Day Respite Committee.

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Cr Ren Lanzon

Born in Malta and raised in childhood, teens and the 20s in Melbourne, Ren came to Gladstone nearly 40 years ago.  He worked as a journalist here for most of that time covering stories from Gladstone City, Calliope and Miriam Vale Shire Councils until amalgamation in 2008. More recently he covered stories in the Gladstone Regional Council area. Ren has a good understanding of the local social, industrial and political scene from covering news stories over more than 34 years. He is married to a local girl, Wendy (nee Brodie), and has five children and, so far, six grandchildren.

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Cr Graham McDonald

Cr Graham McDonald is a true local. His family has lived in the district since his great grandparents. He has actively served on many boards and committees in the past, including Gladstone Calliope Aerodrome Board; Capricorn Pest Management Group and Central Queensland Local Government Waste Management. He has also served as a member of Apex and the SES. Graham is justifiably proud of his many achievements over the years in the Calliope community, including his involvement in the successful development of the Calliope Kindergarten, the Calliope Pool and the Calliope SES building. Graham has used his contacts in the community to bring together businesses and funding bodies to achieve some remarkable results. Graham became a Councillor of Gladstone Regional Council in late 2010 and was re-elected in April 2012.

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Cr Leo Neill-Ballantine

Born and raised locally, Cr Leo Neill-Ballantine is a fifth generation beef producer who was elected to the Gladstone Regional Council at the 28 April 2012 Queensland Local Government Election. Leo has a passion for promoting food security and all the environmental, biosecurity and economic development issues surrounding the rural sector. Leo is Council's Rural Services portfolio spokesperson and represents the area on various committees and boards including The Gladstone Foundation and AgForce.


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Cr Karen Porter

Cr. Karen Porter has qualifications in business, management and training and has a depth of experience developing and implementing government policy and strategy in the areas of sport, recreation, business, industry and regional development.

Karen has experience and expertise in building organisational performance through the development and implementation of strategic and workforce planning. She is a business improvement practitioner and has 10 years experience working with business and industry while implementing productivity improvement practices (Lean Manufacturing).

Karen has developed close working relationships with business and major industry while working in senior management roles within the Gladstone Region. She is a member of numerous business and community organisations and has held positions on multiple boards and steering committees.

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