Town acknowledges resignation of Cr. John Gangell

Published on Friday, 13 August 2021 at 9:49:34 AM

After 16 years on Bassendean Council, including two years as Deputy Mayor and eight years as Mayor, Cr. John Gangell is resigning from his position, effective from 13 August 2021.

John’s family have been residents of Bassendean for over 50 years, spanning three generations.  John has been raised, educated and employed in the Bassendean and Swan region.  John now lives in Midland.

He was first elected to Council in May 2005, was elected Deputy Mayor by his fellow Councillors in 2007, and then Mayor in 2009. At the time, he was one of the youngest Mayors in Local Government and remained Mayor for eight years, until October 2017.

Some of Cr. Gangell’s proudest achievements as Mayor were being a part of the process to stop the State Government’s proposed amalgamation of local governments throughout the metropolitan area, the introduction of the Old Perth Road Markets, the multi-storey mixed-use building at 85 Old Perth Road, and having the Movies by Burswood established in Bassendean.

Mayor Renee McLennan recognised John’s outstanding contributions to the Town of Bassendean,

“Since his election in 2005, Cr Gangell has been a dedicated elected member, who has been greatly involved with Council and its Committees, as well as the local community over his 16 years of service and we wish him all the best for his future endeavours.

Cr Gangell has raised the profile of the Town through his involvement with the WALGA East Metropolitan Zone Committee and the numerous Council committees with which he is involved and through his influence, the Town of Bassendean continues as a cohesive, responsive local government committed to working for its community.”

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