City of Armadale Main Administration Building
Release Date: 
Friday, 27 October 2023

The City of Armadale welcomes four new Councillors and four returning Councillors as well as a publicly elected Mayor following the Local Government elections on Saturday 21 October.

Nine vacancies for the City of Armadale were filled:

  • Mayor - Cr Ruth Butterfield
  • Heron Ward - Cr Caroline Wielinga
  • Hills Ward - Cr Sarah Stoneham
  • Lake Ward - Cr Michelle Silver
  • Minnawarra Ward - Cr Kerry Busby
  • Palomino Ward - Cr Laurie Sargeson
  • Ranford Ward - Cr Shanavas Peter
  • River Ward - Cr John Keogh
  • River Ward - Cr Jiby Joy

Armadale’s newly elected councillors were sworn in at a Special Council Meeting on Thursday 26 October. Elected councillors have been elected for a four year term, expiring in October 2027, with the exception of Cr Joy in River Ward who completes the final two years of the term in River Ward, previously held by Mayor Ruth Butterfield.

A total of 26 candidates contested the 2023 election. Cr John Keogh was elected as Deputy-Mayor during the Special Council Meeting held last night.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing and retiring councillors for their service to the community and congratulate the new and returned councillors on their successful election,” said Mayor Ruth Butterfield.

For further details and the election results visit


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