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Cr Mike Symon, Mayor


Mullum Ward
0436 002 080

Mike lives in Heathmont with his wife Cheryl and their two daughters who attend Ringwood Secondary College. He is a licensed industrial and commercial electrician and OH&S coordinator. Mike represented most areas of Maroondah as the Federal Member for Deakin from 2007 to 2013 and served as the Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment. Mike is interested in community infrastructure, local planning, and environment issues, and ensuring best value services and facilities for the Maroondah community. Mike served as Deputy Mayor in 2017-18. Mike was elected to the MAV Board in March 2019. He will serve on the Board for two years, representing the Metropolitan East Region. 

Mike represents Council on the Eastern Regional Group – Mayors And CEO’s Committee, Metropolitan Local Governments’ Waste Forum Committee, Municipal Association of Victoria State Council Committee, Arts Advisory Committee and the Audit And Risk Advisory Committee.

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Cr Mike Symon

As a representative on Council’s Arts Advisory Committee, I look forward to seeing the entries to this year’s R & M McGivern Prize

The prestigious award is held every three years and is open to artists right around the country. This year we received an overwhelming response with 450 entries responding to the Prize’s theme of year’s “Anthropocene”.  

Since its establishment in 2003, the Art Prize’s winning paintings have become valued additions to the Maroondah City Council Art Collection, which comprises over 400 art works in a variety of mediums.

The finalists will be exhibited at ArtSpace at Realm and Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery, from 23 November to 1 February 2020. I encourage you to take the opportunity to visit the exhibitions, where you will also have the chance to vote for the People’s Choice Award.

While you are visiting the exhibition, you will also be able to experience a new public art installation within the Ringwood arts precinct. Council has selected art works for six signal boxes which can be enjoyed as part of the walk between the two exhibition spaces. 

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