Cr Danny Claridge (Mayor)


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Elected to Council on 22 October 2016

Councillor Claridge represents Council on the following Committees:

  • Benalla Art Gallery Special Committee
  • Benalla Airport Advisory Committee
  • CEO Performance Review Advisory Committee
  • Benalla Airport Redevelopment Project Steering Committee
  • Benalla Landfill Development Strategy Project Steering Committee
  • Road and Footpath Management Plan Project Working Group
  • Benalla and District Historical Society Inc.
  • State Gliding Centre Committee of Management Inc.

Why did you nominate for election to council?

With a long history in business, I felt that I had the negotiation and decision making skills needed to move Benalla ahead.

What is your vision for Benalla?

I would like to see Benalla recognised as a destination for local and international visitors, and a place locals are proud to call home.

What local issues are you especially interested in?

As a member of the Street Art Committee, I look forward to engaging the community to establish Benalla as the regional street art capital of Australia.

What would you like council to achieve in the next four years?

I would like to see the council working as a team to action the plans and aspirations of the community.

Your background - work experience, career, family, children, hobbies?

40 years in the automotive business in Benalla. Pat and I have four daughters and seven grandchildren. I am an avid collector Aboriginal art.

Best methods for residents and the community to contact you?

By phone, anytime or by email