Cr McDonald

Term expires: 17 October, 2025

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Moving to the City of Gosnells in the late 80's, I have lived in Thornlie for over 30 years now, and with my wife Catherine, raised three amazing children here.

Over the years our family has been actively involved in the local community through schools and sporting clubs where we have volunteered, including Sutherland Park Soccer Club and the Thornlie Football Club as junior coach. I used to love my role as a volunteer reading to the kids at Yale Primary, whilst Catherine ran the uniform shop and was President of the Yale Primary P&C over many years. As the kids grew and went onto high school, I served on the Lumen Christi College Parents and Friends committee and following that, the Lumen School Board as Treasurer.

My family history in Gosnells goes way back to early last century when my great-great grandparents, Bruno and Marie Klaebe, established a five-acre orchard in King Street, not far from where the Wilkinson Homestead (Museum) still stands today.

In 2018 I retired from the WA Police after nearly 30 years' service at the rank of Detective Sergeant. Early in my police career I completed four years regional service at South Hedland before working for many years in Gosnells, Armadale and Cannington police stations. I have a deep understanding of the crime issues impacting on local communities and how to address them.

After completing my police service, nominating for council in the City of Gosnells seemed a natural step for me and in 2021, I was fortunate to be elected to Council. Since then, it has been an amazing privilege to serve as a Councillor and I feel blessed and honoured to work alongside an incredibly talented and committed team of Councillors and staff at the City of Gosnells. I am, and have always been, a passionate advocate for our local community and look forward to meeting with ratepayers and residents, building relationships and helping wherever I can, with the skills that I bring.