Mayor Mark Irwin was born and raised in Scarborough and was first elected as a Councillor for the City of Stirling in 2015. He was elected as Mayor by his fellow Councillors in October 2017 and was re-elected as the City’s first popularly elected Mayor in 2019.
Mark is married with three children, who all enjoy getting involved in local community groups and sporting clubs. Mark enjoys connecting with people and discussing local issues. He is passionate about community service and has been a member of Scarboro SLSC throughout his life.
Mark has a degree in Science from UWA and a Diploma in Management. He is an advocator of the benefits of health and fitness, having operated a health and fitness business with his wife for 20 years. His strong connection with small business has included terms on the Stirling Business Association and Small Business Development Corporation boards. Mayor Irwin has also held positions in community based roles as President of Scarboro SLSC and Surf Life Saving WA and on the board of Doubleview Primary School. Through these roles he has forged successful relationships with local, state and national bodies.
Mayor Irwin provides strategic leadership to the Council and is dedicated to improving relationships and providing guidance to the community. He is proud to be leading a progressive local Council and community.
Council committee memberships:
- Audit Committee
- Chief Executive Officer’s Performance Review Committee (Presiding Member)
- Community and Resources Committee
- Planning and Development Committee.
Other committee/advisory group memberships:
- City of Stirling Local Emergency Management Committee
- Western Australian Local Government Association - Chief Executive Officer Performance Review Committee
- Western Australian Local Government Association - Governance and Organisational Services Policy Team
- Western Australian Local Government Association - North Metropolitan Zone Committee
- Western Australian Local Government Association - State Council.