Election wrap - Coastal Ward

Read about Councillors Ian Crossland and Tim Gard who have been elected to represent Coastal Ward.

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

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As a serving police officer, Councillor Ian Crossland has devoted his life to serving the community.

He will continue that commitment as a local representative for Coastal Ward, where he will be joined by new councillor Tim Gard.

They have succeeded long-serving councillor Cheryl Connor and former councillor David Speirs, who became a state MP in March.

Cr Crossland said he was thrilled at the opportunity to represent the southern suburbs and he will have an emphasis on beautifying the streetscape and on youth intervention programs.

“I want to create a positive impact on the community and being elected to Marion Council will give me that opportunity,” Cr Crossland said.

“The hard work starts now.”

The married father of two spent 17 years as an officer in the Metropolitan Police in London and has worked for SA Police for the past nine years.

Cr Gard, a former marketing manager turned life coach and author, said he wanted to strengthen Marion’s customer service focus.

“Customer service starts at the front counter and goes right through an organisation,” said Cr Gard, who has lived in Marino for the past 10 years.

Cr Gard, also a married father of two, said the wearing of a “council hat” formalised the community work he had done for many years.

“In the past I’ve volunteered to get better services for the community so it will be wonderful to do so on council,” he said.

Both councillors are keen to look at the rating process more closely to ensure it is fair and equitable.

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.