Cr Geoff Ellis
Cr Ellis was raised near Parramatta in Sydney. A long-career in Logistics Management included elements of Occupational Health and Safety and Industrial Relations.
A move to Port Melbourne in 2009 enabled involvement in a community based not-for-profit, SPDL-Daylinks. After moving to a small property in Wattle Bank, he worked on a dairy farm in Woodleigh for two years and is now a freelance writer.
Cr Ellis lives with his wife, and his daughter lives interstate. He has two cats and two dogs, one of which is deaf, so he is fully aware of the responsibility pet ownership and the need for facilities.
Cr Ellis is heavily committed to the environment, reconciliation, fair treatment of asylum seekers, inclusion of our LGBTI community and engagement of our less-abled community members.
He wants to work with farmers to increase opportunities through networking and promotion of Farm Gate tourism. Cr Ellis recognises the value of increasing tourism through motorsport, which is in Cr Ellis’ DNA.
Working positively with his fellow councillors, Cr Ellis believes they can build on 'what's strong'.