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Councillors

Eight Councillors, including the Mayor, govern Coffs Harbour City Council.

They abide by a series of Council Policies.

Current Councillors are:

Denise Knight (Mayor)

 Elected to Council: 2008. Re-elected 2012.
(Deputy Mayor from 2010-2012. Elected Mayor 2012) 

Email Cr Knight
Phone: 0407 486 470

Committee Membership
  • Australia Day and Special Events Committee
  • Environmental Working Group
  • Performance review panel for the performance of the General Manager
  • Yandaarra Aboriginal Consultative Committee
  • Coffs Harbour Regional Airport Security Committee
  • Coffs Harbour Airport Emergency Committee
  • Local Emergency Management Committee
  • Mid North Coast Group of Councils
  • Destination Coffs Coast Committee

John Arkan

Elected to Council: 2008. Re-elected: 2012.
(Served as Deputy Mayor 2012-2013)

Email Cr Arkan
Phone: 0418 465 930
 
 
Committee Membership
Governance and Audit Committee
Orara River Restoration Project Management Committee
Woolgoolga Business Lands Working Group
Coffs Harbour Bicycle Users Group
Yandaarra Aboriginal Consultative Committee
Coffs Coast Regional Park Trust

Nan Cowling

Elected to Council: 2012

Email Cr Cowling
Phone: 0419 932 102
 
Committee Membership
  • Access Advisory Committee
  • Coffs Harbour Local Traffic Committee
  • Coffs Harbour Sports Advisory Committee (COFFSAC)
  • Performance Review Panel for the Performance of the General Manager

 

Rod Degens

Elected to Council: 2008. Re-elected: 2012. 
(Elected Deputy Mayor 2013-2014)
Email Cr Degens
Phone: 0438 602 425
 
 
Committee Membership
  • Australia Day and Special Events Committee
  • Coastal & Estuary Management Advisory Committee
  • Coffs Harbour Bicycle Users Group
  • Coffs Harbour International Sports Stadium Inc
  • Mid North Coast Regional Arts Board

Garry Innes (Deputy Mayor)

Elected to Council: 2012
(Elected Deputy Mayor September 2015)
Email Cr Innes
Phone: 0418 793 049
 
Committee Membership
  • Environmental Working Group
  • Woolgoolga Business Lands Working Group
  • Floodplain Management Advisory Committee
  • Solitary Islands Marine Park Advisory Committee

Keith Rhoades

Elected to Council: 1991. Re-elected 1995, 1999, 2004, 2008 and 2012. 
(Deputy Mayor from 1999-2001; Mayor from 2004-2012) 
Email Cr Rhoades
Phone: 0408 256 405

Committee Membership
  • Airport Focus Committee
  • Coffs Harbour International Sports Stadium Inc

Mark Sultana

Elected to Council: 2012
 
Committee Membership
Woolgoolga Business Lands Working Group
Multicultural Reference Group
Yandaarra Aboriginal Consultative Committee
Coffs Harbour Sports Advisory Committee (COFFSAC)
Coffs Harbour International Sports Stadium Inc

Sally Townley  

Elected to Council: 2012
Email Cr Townley
Phone: 0419 821 223
 
 
Committee Membership
  • Environmental Working Group 
  • Koala Plan of Management Advisory Committee
  • Coastal & Estuary Management Advisory Committee
  • Floodplain Management Advisory Committee
  • Coffs Coast Regional Park Trust
  • North Coast Weeds Advisory Committee
  • Mid North Coast Bush Fire Management Committee
  • Performance Review Panel for the Performance of the General Manager