Profiles for each of the seven candidates are in the same order as their names appear on the ballot paper. This information has been provided by the candidates and neither the Returning Officer nor the City of Mitcham take responsibility or bear liability for the content contained within. City of Mitcham - Gault Ward - 10 Aug 2020
I choose to run for Council to see the sound use of rates with a planned and strategic approach and with the view to capping rates without compromising on the important services or maximising benefits. I grew up in Panorama and attended Clapham School, before returning to Westbourne Park nearly 30 years ago, where I currently reside. Married with two adult children, I am now the proud 'Gamma' of our first grandchild. Presently, and for the last 15 years, I have held senior management roles within Adelaide's largest entertainment venues, managing teams and achieving goals. I have served on various boards and worked with many charities, where the emphasis was financial stability and community engagement. I want to utilise my skills and experience to benefit our local community which is home to my family and yours who live, work and play in the beautiful heritage of Mitcham.
Contact details: 0413 099 304
Contact details: 0402 044 495
Local builder, keen surfer and cycler, Zanis Kourakis has lived in the City of Mitcham for over 30 years. He resides in Colonel Light Gardens with his wife, and two school aged boys who attend the local schools. His qualifications include holding a Cert IV in Building and Construction, and a Bachelor's Degree in Management. He has also worked in Aged Care and Hospitality Management, providing him with a valuable understanding of both the youngest and oldest people within our community. With an elderly father and a young family residing the area, Zanis realises the importance of a strong community. His priorities as a councillor will be supporting local sporting and recreational facilities, services for youth and the elderly, and enhancing the heritage and beauty of our local area. Zanis looks forward to ensuring that our council increases the value of our area and homes whilst improving our environment.
Contact details: 0411 379 410
Residing with my wife Lorraine and daughter Hannah at 2 Salisbury Crescent Colonel Gardens in a replica bungalow in which I built four years ago. I am self employed running Griffin residential. I strongly support quality development in all heritage and conventional housing from 1992 to 1997 I was a councillor on Burnside council chairing engineering & works and planning & development. During that period the council and administration reeled in a multi million debt dept with cost effective rationalising and strong budget restraints. I am a strong advocate for rate capping and working within Mitcham council present income stream working with in our means working leaner where possible enabling funds to be directed into community and sporting facilities. Having a strong working relationship with the council chamber administration and community achieving a positive and progressive future.
Contact details: 0405 777 700
Joanna will work hard to build a cohesive community through strong and enduring links between residents, community organisations, business and Council. Focused on excellent planning to meet current and anticipate future needs, she also values our existing built and natural environment. With a focus on safeguarding open space, improved transport options and forging strong bonds between all parts of our community, Joanna is keen to see the Community Hub area adjacent the Mitcham library re-invigorated and improved safety for pedestrians between the library and Aldi. Joanna Wells is a former teacher, now self-employed. She is not affiliated with any political party. She is an active community member campaigning to safeguard our built heritage and keep our precious mature trees. Joanna works actively with the Protect our Heritage Alliance and the Conservation Council of SA. She is an Open Space Volunteer and a committee member of the Mitcham Historical Society.
Contact details: 0403 197 071