Hilltops Councillors and General Manager:
Councillor Greg Armstrong
Mobile: 0478 435 414
Greg believes that Local Government must be accessible and equitable.
With a family history of three generations of Local Government service and more than 40 years personally, Greg is committed to making Hilltops a preferred location for business, lifestyle and wellbeing.
Councillor Tony Flanery
Mobile: 0428 998 887
Tony is married with 4 daughters. He runs a mixed farming business with his wife Samantha, employing 6 permanent and 4 casual staff.
Tony also a runs a renewable energy company Hydro Power Pty Ltd, which has operations on Wyangala Dam as well also Cochrane Dam
Councillor John Horton
Mobile: 0419 204 364
John became a Councillor because he believed with his past Corporate working life experiences, he could contribute significantly to our Community and residents.
John is an ex student of St Pats and Inveralochy Agricultural College Goulburn. He is a wool classer, studied Accountancy Fundamentals /Mercantile Law and formed the very successful dance Band Johnny Horton and the Niteliters.
Mayor Brian Ingram
Mobile: 0439 019 438
Brian first stood for Council in 2012 when he was elected a Councillor of the former Young Shire. He became Mayor of Young in 2015. He was elected Mayor of Hilltops Council in September 2017, making him the first Mayor of the newly formed Council.
Brian enjoys harness racing and spending time with his family and believes he can positively contribute to making the Hilltops region a better place for the community.
Councillor Chris Manchester
Mobile: 0412 606 385
Chris believes that we have to work together and look to the future for Hilltops to work, not dwell on the past. We need experience as well as new representation for this to happen, which he believes we have with the current Council and General Manager.
Councillor Rita O’Connor
Mobile: 0407 227 140
Rita is positive and solutions-focused with an optimistic interest in exploring the opportunities that can be created in our Hilltops Region.
Rita has lived in Harden for 35 years, is married to a farmer and has raised five children. Rita was a high school teacher for 32 years in the Hilltops region. Rita is passionate about youth, education, health and empowering women. She believes the city/country divide can be narrowed by advocating for better services.
Councillor Margaret Roles
Mobile: 0427 217 267
Marg has lived and worked in the Hilltops region. Her family farm is almost equidistant from Young, Boorowa and Harden and in her professional life, as teacher and civil celebrant, she has been fortunate enough to come to know many of the people and places that make up the wider Hilltops Region.
Councillor Matt Stadtmiller
Mobile: 0408 004 975
Matt was a Councillor at Harden from 2012 to 2016 before being sacked along with other democratically elected Councillors by Baird’s Government.
He is an opponent of forced mergers. Matt dislikes wastage, favouritism, short sighted decisions. He likes democracy, transparency and sensible and fair use of Council resources for each community.
Councillor John Walker
Mobile: 0481 235 597
Born and educated in Young, John Walker has worked in mapping and construction professions throughout Australia and abroad in all tiers of government and private enterprise. He believes the Hilltops region to be of significant historical importance and also has a huge potential for development with outstanding human and agricultural resources. John considers his position as a community representative as one of opportunity to encourage fair democratic open and respectful process for the Hilltops region to reach its full potential for the benefit of residents.
Deputy Mayor Tony Wallace
Mobile: 0499 993 004
Tony aims to ensure strong governance and fiscal scrutiny to develop a vibrant and dynamic region.
Having studied economics and law and practising as a solicitor in Sydney, Tony moved with his wife to a mixed farm near Murringo in 1999. He served as a councillor for Young Shire from 2012. Tony believes in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of local government for the benefit of all ratepayers and residents of the Hilltops.
Mobile: 0428 600 436
Anthony is a proven leader who has strong financial management expertise. He is working closely with Councillors and staff to take Hilltops Council into the next phase of its future.
Anthony holds a Master of Local Government from the University of Technology Sydney, a Master of Dispute Resolution (Honours) from the University of Technology Sydney, a Bachelor of Business from the University of Western Sydney, he is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).
Anthony’s work history includes public and private sector executive roles as the Director Corporate and Commercial Services at Eurobodalla Shire Council, General Manager Finance and Strategy with Campbell Page, a Senior Manager with Ernst and Young Transaction Advisory Services and as Chief Financial Officer with FlowCom Limited.