First elected: 27 October 2012
Councillor Murray Emerson has served Northern Grampians Shire Council since October 2012, and represents the Stawell Ward of our shire. Cr Emerson is currently serving a term as Mayor for August 2022 - November 2022, taking over from the late Mayor Cr Tony Driscoll.
Cr Emerson has served four terms as Mayor, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2019-20, and 2020-21. The Mayor Emeritus Award was conferred on Cr Emerson by the Municipal Association of Victoria on 9 October 2020, after serving three consecutive Mayoral terms. With a background in law enforcement, Cr Emerson is passionate about the Northern Grampians Shire.
Cr Emerson currently represents council on the following committees:
- Audit and Risk Committee
- Stawell Aerodrome Advisory Committee
- Stawell Gift Event Management Pty Ltd
- Stawell Recreation Advisory Group
- Municipal Association of Victoria
- North West Municipalities Association
- Wimmera Development Association (WDA) Advisory Board
- Friends of the Heatherlie Trail Committee