Leading our City

The City of Sydney is represented by a Lord Mayor and 9 Councillors who are elected for a 4-year term. The Deputy Lord Mayor is elected by the Councillors each year. All Councillors represent the entire local area as the City is not divided into wards.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore

Clover Moore is Lord Mayor of Sydney, currently serving her third term. She is the first popularly elected woman to lead the City of Sydney and previously served on the City and South Sydney councils.

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Deputy Lord Mayor - Councillor Professor Kerryn Phelps AM

First elected to Council in September 2016, Kerryn is the Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney and deputy chair of the Corporate, Finance, Properties and Tenders Committee and the Healthy Communities Sub-Committee.

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Councillor Craig Chung

Councillor Craig Chung was first elected to Council in September 2016.

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Councillor Christine Forster

Councillor Christine Forster was elected to the Council in 2012 and re-elected in September 2016. Prior to that she had a long history of involvement in her local community, participating in a wide range of volunteer and charity work since the early 1990s.

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Councillor Robert Kok

Councillor Robert Kok is a practising lawyer and currently the deputy chair of the Major Development Assessment Sub-Committee and a member of the Central Sydney Planning Committee.

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Councillor Jess Miller

First elected to Council in September 2016, Jess is currently deputy chair of the Environment Committee and the Cycling Advisory Committee and a member of the Cooks River Alliance Board, Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils and Sydney Coastal Councils Group.

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Councillor Linda Scott

First elected in 2012, Councillor Linda Scott is a researcher at Sydney University and a Director of Local Government NSW. Linda is committed to a fun, fair, affordable, safe and sustainable City for the future. She is particularly interested in economic development, housing affordability, action on climate change, and the arts, including live music.

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Councillor Jess Scully

Jess Scully is a creative industries expert, event director and public art curator, with over fifteen years experience in publishing, events, policy and cultural strategy. Through her projects, she uses creativity and the arts to engage communities in our knowledge economy, and with the public realm.

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Councillor Philip Thalis

Councillor Philip Thalis BSc (Arch) B Arch (Hons) - Syd Univ, CEAA Arch Urb - Paris-Belleville, is a Registered Architect ARAIA, with 30 years experience in the design of public space, urban design, multiple housing, infrastructure and heritage adaptation.

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Councillor Angela Vithoulkas

Angela Vithoulkas is a second term independent Councillor at the City of Sydney. As well as representing all members of the local community she is actively involved with Sydney’s small business and start-up community.

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