Chair, Clr Gordon Bradbery AM
Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM comes to Wollongong City Council from a strong background in the community. He has been Chaplain to NSW Police, Rural Fire Service, RSL Padre and Administrator of Wollongong Mission of the Uniting Church and Minister of the Church on the Mall from 1996-2011. For his services to the community he received a Medal [OAM] of the Order of Australia in the General Division.
On 26 January 2018 Cr Bradbery was made a Member [AM] in the General Division of the Order of Australia, for significant service to local government, to the community of the Illawarra, to the mining industry, and to the Uniting Church in Australia.
For 15 years he also served as Chairperson of Lifeline South Coast, was a board member of Unanderra Care Services (aged care service) and served as an advocate for homeless and mental health services.
He has been Lord Mayor since September 2011 and Chair of the Southern Council Group and the present Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation of Council from 2011.
Deputy Chair, Clr Marianne Saliba
Mayor Councillor Marianne Saliba was voted by her peers to the position of Deputy Chair at the recent ISJO AGM in March 2018. Marianne is a current board member of Local Government NSW and President of the Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA) NSW.
Marianne's civic work has included: Member for Illawarra (1999-2007); Temporary Chairman of Committees (2003–2007); Member of the NSW Regulation Review Committee (1999- 2003); NSW Joint Select Committee on Victims’ Compensation (1999–2000); Vice Chairman NSW Legislative Review Committee (2003-2004); NSW Joint Standing Committee on Road Safety (Staysafe) (2003-2005); and Chairman NSW Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (2004-2007); Deputy Mayor Shellharbour City 2011-2012.
Community events are an important part of our social sphere and Marianne has been a member of the Shellharbour City Australia Day Events Committee for more than 15 years.
She is passionate about ensuring the fair treatment of all people and the delivery of services to our city. Marianne's vision for Shellharbour City is to leave it better than she found it, to ensure those who follow have a great place to live, work and play and to safeguard the city’s sustainability.