Meet the Councillors

Jarrad Logie - President

Term Expires: October 2021

Representative on the following Council / Community Committees:

  • Central Zone (WALGA) Delegate
  • Narrogin Sub-Regional Road Group
  • Works & Plant Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Development Assessment Panel (PROXY)

Councillor's Biography:

First elected in October 2009. I have been a resident of Williams all my life. Im married with three children, and have been lucky enough to be part of the Shire Council over a number of years. During my time so far I have supported the development of the childcare centre, the aged housing, new industrial blocks, and have strongly voiced my opinion towards the road maintenance. As a father of school aged children I like to ensure strong support for our playgroups, school, childcare and all sporting and community facilities that will benefit the upcoming generation.

Address: PO Box 179, Williams WA 6391

Phone: 040 891 2358

Email: belke82@bigpond.com

Cr Jarrad Logie, Deputy President

Cr Natalie Major - Deputy President

Term Expires: October 2023

Representative on the following Council / Community Committees:

  • Community Housing Group
  • Hotham Williams Economic Alliance
  • Premier's Australia Day Active Citizenship
  • Civic Functions
  • Townscape Committee
  • Driver Reviver Committee
  • 4WD VROC (PROXY)

Councillor's Biography:

I have been a member of the Williams community since arriving here as a school teacher over thirty years ago. With my husband I have raised my two sons in Williams and continue to be involved in our farming enterprise, the school, the bushfire brigade, various sporting clubs and many other aspects of Williams life. I have been fortunate to serve on the Shire Council since 2009. During my time on council I have supported the development of the Childcare Centre, Aged housing units and Industrial area, as well as the redevelopment of the Lion’s Park and refurbishment of the main street. I see my time on council as an opportunity to give back to the community that has come to mean so much to me. I strive to understand the views of all sectors of the community and work out the best way for our shire to remain strong and to grow in the standard and range of services and facilities that are provided..

Address: 13886 Albany Hwy, Williams WA 6391

Home Phone: 9885 1021

Cr Natalie Major

Cr Moya Carne - Councillor

Term Expires: October 2023

Representative on the following Council / Community Committees:

  • 4WD VROC
  • Art Acquisition Committee
  • Development Assessment Panel
  • Driver Reviver Committee
  • South 32 Community Liaison (PROXY)
  • Central Zone WALGA Delegate (PROXY)

Councillor's Biography:

First elected as a Councillor at the Williams Shire in the May 2003 elections. Having lived nearly all my life in Williams I am dedicated to seeing Williams prosper in the current climate of declining rural populations. I have been elected to the Commercial Development Working Group and believe that Council should become more involved in infrastructure other than the usual community facilities. In my term as Councillor I shall work hard to ascertain that the standard of facilities is maintained and improved.

Address: RMB 587, Williams WA 6391

Home Phone: 9885 1053

Home Fax: 9885 1053

 Cr Moya Carne

Gilbert Medlen - Councillor

Term Expires: October 2023

Representative on the following Council / Community Committees:

  • Audit Committee
  • Williams Landcare Inc.

Councillor's Biography:

Biography pending.

Address: RMB 738, Williams WA 6391

Home Phone: 9885 8077

Home Fax: 9885 8077

 Cr Gil Medlen

 Cr Tracey Price- Councillor

Term Expires: October 2023

Representative on the following Council / Community Committees:

  • Community Housing Group
  • Art Acquisition Committee
  • Civic Functions
  • Town Park Committee
  • Driver Reviver Committee
  • Hotham Williams Economic Alliance (PROXY)
  • Development Assessment Panel (PROXY)

Councillor's Biography:

I am a small business person, married with three young children and have lived in Williams for 18 years.

I work as a health promotion officer with the WA Country Health Service, and am very aware of the challenges faced by small business people in the community. I am also supportive of living in a healthy and safe environment.

I feel passionately about the future of Williams and want to be able to give more to my town. I also believe that Council needs broader representation to reflect the demographics of Williams.

I am keen to support new initiatives that encourage community connectedness and economic development.

Address: 15 Growse St, Williams, WA 6391

Phone:  042 710 5471

Cr T Price

 Simon Harding - Councillor

Term Expires: October 2021

Representative on the following Council / Community Committees:

  • Audit Committee
  • Works and Plant Committee

Councillor's Biography:
First elected in October 2017. I was born and bred in Williams and live on the family farm with my wife and two children. As a second generation farmer I have diversified over the years to incorporate and export hay and grain plant into our family business. I support all local businesses and am an active member of the tennis and hockey clubs.

I strongly want our Shire to remain prosperous for future generations and hope that I can in some small way contribute to this by bringing fresh ideas and another perspective to problem solving.

Address: PO Box 200, Williams WA 6391

Home Phone: 9885 6047

Cr Simon Harding

 Alex Watt - Councillor

Term Expires: October 2021

Representative on the following Council / Community Committees:

  • Works and Plant Committee

Councillor's Biography:
First elected in October 2017. I moved to Williams in 2010 with my wife and three children to start an agricultural based business. I am keen to see Williams grow and believe we have a huge advantage being on a major highway. We should use this to our full advantage to attract other businesses to town which would provide new jobs and bring new families to town. As Councillor I would support strongly any scenario put forward that would help Williams as a whole prosper into the future.

Address: 2 Rosselloty St, Williams WA 6391

Home Phone: 9885 1482

Home Fax: 9885 1482

Cr Alex Watt

 Robert Baker - Councillor

Term Expires: October 2021

Representative on the following Council / Community Committees:

  • Premiers Australia Day Active Citizenship
  • Driver Reviver Committee

Councillor's Biography:

First elected in October 2017. I have been a resident of the area as property and business manager for the past 25 years. Community activities over that time have included membership, chairperson or presidency on many committees and clubs; currently I am secretary of the Williams Men's Shed. I have experience with both agricultural industries and government agencies.
My key community interests have always been in the recognition of the importance of cultures, the environment and the wellbeing and development of rural communities.

Address: 19 New St, Williams WA 6391

Home Phone: 9885 1234

Cr Bob Baker

 Bernie Panizza - Councillor

Term Expires: October 2023

Representative on the following Council / Community Committees:

  • Audit Committee
  • Works Plant Committee

Councillor's Biography:

I was elected on to the Council in January 2020. I was raised on the family farm at Southern Cross. I completed my secondary education at boarding school in Perth, then furthered my education at the University of WA by completing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and going onto completing my Master of Science.

Farming is my passion. I returned to the family farm at Southern Cross after a small stint with the Department of Agriculture. I am married and we moved to the Williams area in 2003 and i currently farm alongside my wife, Rachel and two of my three children and their partners.

I have grandchildren who will be starting their schooling in Williams and I want to ensure Williams continues to have the best facilities for both education and sport that are available.

I consider Williams to be a vibrant and progressive community and I want to be part of helping it grow and prosper in a sustainable and efficient manner. Rural Roads are the life line of the farming community. We need to be improving these roads to a higher standard as movements increase and vehicles become larger. I plan to be a voice to council to endeavour to have the best road network possible and use the rate payers fund in the most efficient manner.

I believe local council needs to be accountable and open. I am available for any input by community members for any ideas that they wish to be presented at council.

Cr Bernie Panizza