Mayor Damien Ryan
Mobile: 0428 825 392
Mayor Ryan was born in Alice Springs in 1955, completed his primary education at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School in Alice Springs, and his secondary education at Rostrevor College.
His professional career began in 1972 working in the retail photographic industry in Alice Springs. He has also worked within tourism industry as licensee of the Mt Ebenezer Roadhouse, and operated Dunmarra Roadhouse. Mayor Ryan is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Justice of the Peace.
Mayor Ryan is the President of the Local Government Association NT and Vice President of the Local Government Association of Australia, an NT Grants Commissioner; Deputy Chair of the Outback Highway Development Council, and Board Member of the Finke Desert Race. He is also a White Ribbon Ambassador.
Elected as Mayor of Alice Springs in March 2008, Mayor Ryan is passionate about promoting and working for the Alice Springs community.
He works tirelessly towards making Alice Springs the best possible place to live, work and visit.
Mayor Ryan is strongly committed to the sustainable development and advancement of Alice Springs.
Alice Springs Town Council Committees
Mayor Damien Ryan is a member of all Council Committees including:
- Alice Springs Town Council Risk and Audit Committee
- Alice Springs Town Council Access Advisory Committee
- Alice Springs Town Council Sports Facilities Advisory Committee
- Alice Springs Town Council Cemeteries Committee
- Alice Springs Town Council Public Art Advisory Committee
- Alice Springs Town Council Parks Advisory Committee
- Alice Springs Town Council Environment Advisory Committee
- Alice Springs Town Council Tourism Events Promotions Committee
- Alice Springs Town Council Seniors Coordinating Committee
- Alice Springs Town Council Australia Day Coordinating Committee
- Alice Springs Town Council Regional Waste Management Committee
- Alice Springs Town Council Youth Action Group
External Committees and Organisations:
- Local Government Association - Northern Territory (LGANT) President
- Local Government Association of Australia – Vice President
- Local Government Representative - Heritage Council
- Regional Development Australia - Northern Territory
- Alice Springs Regional Economic Development Committee (REDC)
- Northern Territory Grants Commissioner
- Outback Highway Development Council - Co-Deputy Chair
- Finke Desert Race - Board Member
- Alice Springs Alcohol Reference Group - Chair
- Centralian Girls Academy Advisory
- Araluen Cultural Precinct Community Reference Group
- Squash NT – Patron
- Holyoake Alice Springs Inc. – Patron
Deputy Mayor Jamie de Brenni
Phone: 0418 890 157
Deputy Mayor Jamie de Brenni is a third-generation Alice Springs resident, after his grandparents came to the Territory in the 1940’s. He and his wife Alice have raised their own family of three children in Alice Springs and enjoy the lifestyle and opportunities the town has to offer.
Councillor de Brenni attended Gillen Primary School and Sadadeen High School. After finishing high school he worked in a variety of jobs before undertaking an adult apprenticeship in Carpentry. He now has a successful building business.
Councillor de Brenni has a long history of involvement in many sports including AFL, Rugby League and go-kart racing. He is currently the vice president of Motorsports NT, and is also active in a variety of volunteering roles.
Councillor Glen Auricht
Phone: 0438 598 892
Councillor Glen Auricht has held a substantial engineering career, having held both the roles of Community Works Manager and Civil Construction and Planning Manager, each for more than 20 years.
He invests considerable time into Alice Springs as a community member, volunteering for St John Ambulance, Finke Desert Face, and Alice Springs Motorcycle Club. Councillor Auricht is also involved in working with indigenous languages and culture.
Councillor Auricht spends his private time motorbike riding, desert 4wd trekking, and gardening, particularly native trees.
Councillor Marli Banks
Phone: 0417 681 111
Having called Alice Springs home since 2001, Councillor Marli Banks believes in making Alice Springs more safe, diverse, and prosperous, through collaboration and public engagement.
With 8 years of experience in retail, Councillor Banks is the Managing Director of Afghan Traders Wholefoods. A self-made entrepreneur, she holds skills and experience in finance, marketing, operations management, and business planning.
Active in a cross-section of community life, Councillor Banks is a member of the Regional Economic Development Committee, a Governing Board member, and a Finance Subcommittee member for a local school.
A mother of two, Councillor Banks spends all her spare time with her children. She has a love of arts, culture, food and travel, and enjoys the outdoors.
Councillor Jimmy Cocking
Phone: 0423 511 931
Councillor Jimmy Cocking has been a resident of Alice Springs for a decade, engaged in advocacy across a number of roles and organisations.
Holding the role of Director at Arid Lands Environment Centre since 2008, Councillor Cocking has long been a local leader in sustainability and environmental action.
Councillor Cocking is also a co-founding Director of the annual Wide Open Space festival, is a regular volunteer for local events and causes, and advises on governance and management for community groups.
Outside of professional life, Councillor Cocking enjoys family time, gardening, bush walking, reading, and keeping up on local and global affairs.
Councillor Eli Melky
Phone: 0427 012 699
Councillor Melky is proud to be a member of the 13th Council of Alice Springs.
He takes an attentive and pro-active approach to the Council business of roads, rates and rubbish, while working equally hard to address his core concerns on law and order matters.
Councillor Melky believes that Alice Springs is a fantastic town with many positives to enjoy. He enjoys representing this great town and ensuring Alice Springs has a bright future.
As well as wanting a safe and tidy town, he supports business and tourism growth initiatives and many other sporting and special events in our town.
Councillor Matt Paterson
Phone: 0424 652 640
Councillor Matt Paterson is a passionate sportsperson and local sporting leader, having represented the Northern Territory in the National Indigenous Cricket Carnival.
Qualified as an electrician, Councillor Paterson works locally and also frequently in Alice Springs’ surrounding communities.
Councillor Paterson currently is a member of both the Alice Springs Turf Club and Rovers Cricket Club committees, also having served as committee member of Alice Springs Cricket Association, and as the Rovers Cricket Club President.
Outside of cricket, Councillor Paterson also is involved in local rugby league, playing for the Central Bulls.
Councillor Jacinta Nampijinpa Price
Phone: 0400 417 794
Councillor Jacinta Nampijinpa Price is a Warlpiri/Celtic woman who has grown up in Alice Springs.
Councillor Price has performed various professional roles within the Arts including Assistant Curator at the Araluen Galleries, Assistant Curator at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and Project Manager at Desart. She has worked as a Cross Cultural Consultant for the past 17 years.
Councillor Price has co-produced and performed as part of the indigenous children’s television program Yamba’s Playtime for seven years. She is currently the co-founder and director of Yangapi Productions, which produces the popular children’s TV series.
Councillor Price is passionate about improving the lives of indigenous children, addressing tough issues such as domestic violence and helping build a unified community.
Councillor Catherine Satour
Phone: 0423 566 920
Councillor Catherine Satour seeks to strengthen the community of Alice Springs. As a passionate Central Australian, she believes that the town’s spirit and pride can be enhanced through greater community support, and through the arts.
Councillor Satour intends to further encourage initiatives of collaboration and transparency within Council, and is passionate about ensuring good governance.
Regulation 11 (3)
Council is required under Regulation 11 (3) of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations to keep a register of the results of all elections and polls. In compliance with this requirement, recent election results documents can be found here.
For further information please follow the link to the Northern Territory Electoral Commission website, here.