Cr John Forsyth
Phone: 0408 464 924
As a local business owner, John Forsyth is concerned with the sustainability of small businesses in the Alpine Shire, including issues such as rates, accessibility, communication, diversity and reliable infrastructure.
As a resident he is concerned with waste collection, quality water, security and a happy and healthy community and environment to live in.
By representing the community at council level, Cr Forsyth aims to help maintain and build upon those attributes that make the Alpine Shire a great place to live and work.
Cr Daryl Pearce
Phone: 0400 475 090
Daryl Pearce first lived in Wandiligong in 1973. He has moved away a couple of times to seek other career paths in aviation as an air traffic controller and flying. Cr Pearce has four children and three grandchildren.
He worked at the Bright P12 College for seven years and worked closely with welfare organisations for the development of children in the area.
Cr Pearce coached Bright junior football teams for six years and is the Junior vice-president of the Bright Football Club. Cr Pearce is also on the Wandiligong Alpine Park and the Wandiligong Caravan Park committees.
Cr Pearce is passionate about caring for our young people, aged care and the natural environment.
Cr Kitty Knappstein
Phone: 0438 592 717
With a background in Foreign Affairs in Canberra and IDAPS Computer Science in Melbourne, Kitty first visited this area in the 70's when her parents and sisters relocated from Canberra.
Later employed by Hickinbotham Winemakers in Williamstown, an interest developed in tourism, hospitality and the wine industry in the North-East.
With her two daughters she moved to Harrietville in '97, worked at Harrietville Primary School in admin and participated in delivery of the Children's Literacy Program; with Bright TAFE she undertook further training in Adult Literacy.
Community service includes 13 years as Board Member and past Chair of Alpine Health, current membership of SES, CFA, Alpine Shire Historic Network, Community Resilience Committee, Community Health and Advisory Group, Bright Art Gallery and Bright Autumn Festival Committee, and Bright RSL Committee Member and Welfare Officer and past vice-President.
She is a (2013) graduate of the Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program.
Employment at the Alpine Visitor Information Centre broadened her understanding of issues facing residents, visitors and business operators in the Shire, leading to her decision to become a Councillor.