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Read the latest City Limits Magazine column by CEO Mark Searle.

 City Limits Magazine Issue 47 December 2014 front coverThis article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 47 - December 2014.

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The recent local government elections have seen a new mayor and seven new councillors elected to serve the City of Marion.

I welcome and congratulate new mayor Kris Hanna who was elected unopposed after Dr Felicity-ann Lewis decided not to stand in the election after a record 14 years as mayor. My congratulations also go to Jerome Appleby, Bruce Hull, Luke Hutchinson, Tim Pfeiffer and Jason Veliskou on being re-elected.

I would also like to welcome the seven new councillors – Janet Byram, Ian Crossland, Tim Gard, Nick Kerry, Nathan Prior, Raelene Telfer and Nick Westwood.

In addition to acknowledging the hard work of Dr Lewis, I would like to recognise the commitment of retiring members Kathleen Allen, Carol Bouwens, Alice Campbell, Cheryl Connor, Carolyn Habib and David Speirs who was elected a State MP earlier in the year. I would also like to acknowledge the work of former councillor Frank Verrall who was unsuccessful in his campaign for re-election.

Their contribution to the development of our community has been significant and can be seen in projects and services right across the city. Full details of the election results as well as an exclusive interview with new mayor Kris Hanna and a personal message from Dr Felicity-ann Lewis can be found on this website.

With summer upon us it’s a great opportunity to get out and about and I hope you can find the time to enjoy the many outdoor facilities in Marion, including the Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre, the Coastal Walking Trail and the Mike Turtur Bikeway, details of which are on this website.

I hope you all enjoy the festive season safely in the company of family and friends.  

CEO Mark Searle


City Limits Magazine

The City Limits Magazine is a community publication that keeps Marion residents in touch with what is happening in their community. It includes information about major projects, council initiatives and events, as well as profiles of community members.

It is published three times a year and distributed to 40,000 residents and businesses in the Marion Council area.