Deputy shire president Trish Cook and Shire president Paige McNeil.

Shire of Mundaring milestone

Making history, two women have filled the top spots at the Shire of Mundaring following the local government election.
November 2, 2023

FOR the first time in its history, Shire of Mundaring boasts two women in leadership roles on council.

Joining Shire President Paige McNeil, the first Shire to be voted by electors, councillor Trish Cook was elected as her deputy at a special council meeting on Tuesday, October 31.

Cr McNeil said she was looking forward to working alongside Cr Cook.

“Having served as a hard-working, dedicated South Ward member for six years, Cr Cook brings extensive local government experience to the role.”

Cr Cook holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science, a Master’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety and is currently in the final year of study to obtain a PhD.

As a successful business person, lobbyist and advocate for the shire, Cr Cook brings experience, dedication and passion to her new role.

“As a critical thinker with an enquiring mind, I am always the one to ask questions. This, I believe is the foundation of good decision-making and in challenging established practices,” she said.

“My role on council is underpinned by personal values of fairness, empathy, professionalism and hard work. I offer fair, frank and fearless support to the shire president and councillors.

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