Introducing Councillors

Find out how to contact a councillor and learn about the experience and skills each councillor offers our region. 

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Elected Council of 2016
Mayor: Paul Antonio Councillors: Carol Taylor Nancy Sommerfield Geoffrey McDonald Megan O'Hara Sullivan James O'Shea Michael Williams Bill Cahill Christopher Tait Joseph Ramia Anne Glasheen  High resolution photos of our Mayor and Councillors are available in Flickr - Media toolkit. If you would like to talk to your local government representative, please contact your local councillor using the portfolios on this page. ...
Mayor Paul
Mayor - Committee of the Council Chair Phone City Hall: 07 4688 6433Mobile: 0429 954 109 Email PaulOfficial images Toowoomba Regional Council Mayor Paul Antonio has been Mayor of the region since 2012. Bringing more than 30 years of local government experience to the role, Paul was previously the Deputy Mayor of the Toowoomba Regional Council in its first amalgamated term, and Mayor of Millmerran Shire Council for eight years, having served ...
Cr Carol
Phone City Hall: 07 4688 6615Mobile: 0417 723 948 Email CarolOfficial images Cr Carol Taylor was re-elected to Toowoomba Regional Council for her third term. Cr Carol Taylor has been named as Deputy Mayor and will return as chair of the Infrastructure Committee. Cr Taylor was the former Mayor of Cambooya Shire Council, having been a councillor since 2000. Her previous roles have included being vice-president of the Australian Local Government Women’s ...
Cr Nancy
Phone City Hall: 07 4688 6605Mobile: 0499 774 278 Email NancyOfficial images Cr Nancy Sommerfield is in her second term as Councillor and is the Water and Waste Committee chair. Originally from Cunnamulla, where she was a partner in a successful family farming and grazing entity, Nancy was active in local community groups such as the Sacred Heart Parents & Friends, Polo Club and Show Society before her family moved to Toowoomba in ...
Cr Geoff McDonald
Phone City Hall: 07 4688 6784Mobile: 0499 774 276 Email GeoffOfficial images Geoff is the Environment and Community Committee chair. Born and raised in Toowoomba, Geoff is a fifth generation business owner along with his wife Lisa and parents John (Cracker) and Joan McDonald. Their company Cracker Print and Paper has a trading history dating back to 1901. Geoff's dedication to his pre-press trade was recognized with being awarded the Queensland Printing ...
Cr Megan O'Hara Sullivan
Phone City Hall: 07 4688 6794Mobile: 0477 071 824Email MeganOfficial images Megan O’Hara Sullivan was elected to Toowoomba Regional Council at the 2016 Local Government Election.  Megan is the Finance and Business Strategy portfolio leader. Megan spent her early years in Tara where her parents farmed and her mother worked as a primary school teacher. Megan and her husband Dean moved to the Darling Downs in 2004 and are currently raising their five sons ...
Cr James O'Shea
Phone City Hall: 07 4688 6406Mobile: 0474 074 824Email JamesOfficial images Infrastructure Committee portfolio leader. James O'Shea is born and bred in Toowoomba. His father Pat was also a born and bred local while his mother Cecile is from the Phillipines and moved to the Garden City in 1981. James has two younger sisters Kate and Karen who both also live and work in Toowoomba. James is married to a Toowoomba girl Erin Kehoe-O'Shea. He ...
Cr Mike Williams
Phone City Hall: 07 4688 6421Mobile: 0428 182 976 Email MikeOfficial images Mike served as deputy Mayor and head of the Financial Services portfolio in Council's previous term. Prior to local government amalgamations he was Deputy Mayor of the former Cambooya Shire Council. ...
Cr Bill Cahill
Phone City Hall: 07 4688 6782Mobile: 0419 908 083 Email BillOfficial images Cr Bill Cahill is the Water and Waste Committee portfolio leader.  He has a successful technical and corporate management background. He is in his third term as a councillor with the Toowoomba Regional Council following a 4 year term as a councillor with the former Crow’s Nest Shire Council - representing Highfields. Bill’s boardroom passion is based on a commitment to ...
Cr Chris Tait
Phone City Hall: 07 4688 6793Mobile: 0499 774 274 Email ChrisOfficial images Chris Tait is in his second term as a Councillor and is the Planning and Development Committee chair. He also brings previous local government experience to council, having served as a councillor with the Jondaryan Shire Council from 1989 to 1998, the last three years as deputy mayor. Cr Tait has extensive legal experience with 35 years as a solicitor in ...
Cr Joe Ramia
Phone City Hall: 07 4688 6783Mobile: 0491 490 900Email JoeOfficial images Joe is the Environment and Community portfolio leader of the Toowoomba Regional Council. Joe is in his sixth term after serving one term as Deputy Mayor. Born and bred in Toowoomba Joe has operated a successful local business for 33 years. Joe has been very active in the community and helped many different organisations such as Downs Speedway, Sunrise Way, West Toowoomba Lions Club ...
Cr Anne Glasheen
Phone City Hall: 07 4688 6800Mobile: 0408 718 720 Email Anne Cr Anne Glasheen is serving her third term on Toowoomba Regional Council and is the Planning and Development portfolio leader. She was Deputy Mayor of the former Clifton Shire Council prior to local government amalgamations in 2008. Anne was born in Allora and has had more than 15 years’ experience in local government. ...
Section 181A of the Local Government Act 2009 provides that the chief executive officer must keep a record of written complaints* received about Councillor Conduct or Performance and the outcome of each written complaint, including any disciplinary or other action that was taken in relation to the complaint. Subsection (2) requires that the public may inspect the record: at the local government’s public office; or on the local government’s website. This is the ...
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