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City Of Bayswater

Prominent People / Honorary Freemen

Cr Kenyon

Terence G Kenyon JP

Terry entered local government in 1993 when he was elected as a Councillor for the West Ward.

In June 2013, Terry was bestowed as an Honorary Freeman of the City in recognition of his 20 years of distinguished service to the community as a Councillor, Deputy Mayor and Mayor of the City.

Honorary Freeman of the City is the highest honour that a local authority can confer on an Elected Member.

Terry has served on all of the City's standing committees.

  Marlene Janice Robinson

Marlene entered local government in 1992, elected as a Councillor to West Ward.

In April 2012 Marlene was awarded the highest honour that a local authority can bestow on an elected member, making her an Honorary Freeman of the City in recognition of her 20 years of dedicated service as a Councillor to the City of Bayswater.

John DOrazio 
John D'Orazio


John entered local government during the 1981 elections at the age of 24. He was elected to the West Ward in the City of Bayswater, making him the youngest sitting Councillor at the time.

In 1982 he became Deputy Mayor and in 1984, at the age of 27, he was elected to the position of Mayor.

John served as Mayor of the City of Bayswater for 17 consecutive years, resigning as a Councillor during the local government elections in February, 2001. John was elected into State Parliament in May 2001 as the Member for Ballajura.

In 1995 John was awarded the highest honour that a Local Authority can bestow on an elected member, making him a Freeman of the City in recognition of the 17 consecutive years of dedicated service as a Councillor and Mayor.

The City also acknowledged his contributions to the City by naming a park after him, the John D'Orazio Park on the corner of Guildford and Garratt Roads, Bayswater.

John D'Orazio passed away 11 April 2011.
 
Barry McKenna


Barry entered local government in May 1991, elected as a Councillor to Central Ward. In 2009 he became Deputy Mayor and was re-elected to the position in 2011.

In August 2011 Barry was awarded the highest honour that a Local Authority can bestow on an elected member, making him a Freeman of the City in recognition of his 20 years of distinguished service to the community of the City of Bayswater and the broader regional community.


In 2003 Barry was awarded the Meritorious Service Award for outstanding service to local government.
 Ian McClelland


Ian Barrie McClelland

Ian entered local government in 1986, elected as a councillor to North Ward. In 1992 he became Deputy Mayor until 2001 and was then re-elected into that position again in 2005 to 2007.

Ian was successful nominated as part of the 2003 Honours Program for the Western Australian Local Government Association and was selected to receive a Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service to Local Government.

In December of 2006 Ian was awarded the highest honour that a Local Authority can bestow on an elected member, making him a Freeman of the City in recognition of his years of 23 years of dedicated service as a Councillor and 11 years as Deputy Mayor.

Sadly, Ian passed away in 2014.

 
J Mervyn Toms, JP (Merv)

Merv entered local government in 1944, elected to the Bayswater Road Board.

Merv chaired the Road Board from 1951 to 1957 when he gave up the chairmanship of the Road Board to enter the Legislative Council but remained on the Road Board as a member.

Mertome Village was the first aged persons' complex in Australia to be built by a local government body. The name is an adaption of "Merv Toms", in recognition of his great contribution to the Bayswater community.

Merv Toms died in 1971, shortly after being proclaimed an Honorary Freeman of the Bayswater Shire, for his 27 years of service to the Bayswater community as West Ward Councillor.
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