Snowy Valleys New Council to be Sworn In

Published on 22 December 2021

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A new chapter for the Snowy Valleys will be marked on Wednesday 5 January 2022 when the new Councillors gather for their official Oath of Office ceremony.

Snowy Valleys Council’s nine newly elected Councillors will officially gather for the first time in early January to be sworn in for their three-year term.

The Councillors Elect are:

  • Johanna (Hansie) Armour
  • Ian Chaffey
  • Julia Ham
  • James Hayes
  • Sam Hughes
  • Michael Ivill
  • John Larter
  • Brent Livermore
  • Trina Thomson

Snowy Valleys CEO Matthew Hyde congratulated the group on being elected to Council and said he looked forward to working with them over the coming term.

“We will all hit the ground running in 2022 as we have a compressed timeline to implement the legislative requirements around the Integrated Planning and Reporting cycle,” he said.

“It will be important to ensure the greatest opportunity possible to engage with the community to help inform the process and the end decision in June 2022.

“On behalf of the whole organisation, I sincerely congratulate each Councillor for their election to Council and would like to commend them on making this significant commitment to serving their community,” said Mr Hyde.

Family and close friends are invited to join the Councillors Elect at the Snowy Valleys Council Chambers in Tumbarumba for the ceremony event on the 5th of January. The ceremony will also be live streamed via Council’s YouTube channel from 3.30pm.

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor roles will be elected by the Councillors at an Extraordinary Meeting to be held on Tuesday 11 January starting at 2pm – this meeting will also be livestreamed.

To find out more visit Council's website –



  1. Tony a'Beckett
  2. Hillary Wilde
    Welcome councillors new and old and thanks for your commitment and service to your community!