Cr Jo Armstrong (Mayor)


Since being elected in 2016, I have been continually determined to work towards a vibrant future for all who live, work, and play here, balanced with economic sustainability. I am an effective change-maker and have and will continue to positively influence Council's much-improved relationship with the community. I am honoured to be in my second term as Mayor and will continue the work of rebuilding the trust in our community. People consistently tell me they are much happier with Council across planning matters, health and community care services, library services and the improved standards of our vital roads network. Building regional relationships is key to furthering Ararat Rural City’s interests. Council must do its best to maximise opportunities for economic development balanced with a long-term view to capacity and sustainability. We all need Council to continue being efficient and productive to secure the best oppurtunities for COVID-19 recovery in the years ahead. I believe alongside my fellow Councillors, we bring the skills and experience required to work strategically, to deliver what Ararat Rural City truly deserves - the best.

Phone: 0437 132 896