Elected Members

Elisabeth Clark (Mayor)

0439 501 348


Elisabeth, known as Lis, has lived in Katherine for over 50 years. With her husband Ian, a Katherine local, they raised their two children in Katherine and now have five grandchildren.

Lis's previous life was in horticulture where she owned a plant nursery with Ian for 30 years as well as a landscaping business for 25 years. She often sees areas in Katherine that she has worked on.

Lis was first a Councillor in 2008. She represented the voice of rural residents as she understood the issues of rural living, herself living 28 kilometres out of town on a dirt road.

Lis stepped into the role of Mayor in December 2020, and was elected as Mayor in 2021.

Lis loves the Katherine community, its many events, the unspoilt surrounding country and the progressive initiatives welcomed here.

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Denis Coburn (Deputy Mayor)

 0411 858 752


Denis moved to Katherine just after the flood in 1998.

He managed a backpackers' hostel for Travel North for about six years. He later worked as a tour guide and ran the local footy program for AFL.

Denis met his wife Michelle and they have two kids.

He is passionate about Katherine, loves the weather and sees potential. He wants to see a heavy vehicle alternate route to increase pedestrian vibrancy in the town's core.

He also encourages an environmental agenda and wants to increase greenery in Katherine and is keen to develop a community garden.

Denis has sat on a number of local boards including the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre.

Denis helps coach the men's senior Kalano Bombers AFL team and is part of the Katherine Men's Shed.

Maddy Bower (Councillor)

0458 449 121


Maddy comes from a local family. She believes learning and sharing cultural interests is important to improve the health of our First Nations people and having a more culturally responsive Council.

Maddy is currently studying a Masters in Indigenous Remote Health Practice while also working at an education institute. This foundation of education and research is key to her direction of creating positive change.

Maddy sees governance as an opportunity to guide Katherine in a direction that caters to all members of the community. Her firsthand experience helps guide what is needed for Katherine’s First Nations people.

Maddy believes that having a First Nations Terms of Reference would contribute to the betterment of the Katherine community. She wants to find solutions and acknowledge historical context to move through issues in a positive way.

Amanda Kingdon (Councillor)

0418 408 938


Amanda has lived in Katherine for over 22 years.

She initially worked in local tourism before taking on remedial massage business as a sole trader. She also assisted her husband with a furniture business while they established a home here.

Amanda has been involved in several community groups through volunteering and committee roles. She is a passionate member of the Katherine Christian Outreach Centre.

Amanda is experienced in office and project administration. Along with her experience in small business she has also worked in non-profit and government organisations. Amanda enjoys representing the community and works in a busy hotel reception.

Amanda is an advocate for a greener and safer Katherine. She supports protecting our natural resources and wants Katherine to become a better place to work, live and play.

Jeremy Trembath (Councillor)

0439 899 832


Jeremy was a Councillor for three months before being elected in 2021.

He was born in Zimbabwe and his family moved to Katherine when he was one. He grew up in Katherine until his family went back to Zimbabwe when he was 10. They returned to Katherine when he was 15.

Jeremy understands small business, having been self-employed since he finished his carpentry apprenticeship.

Jeremy has run his family farm for the last six years and he and his wife Amy welcomed their first-born son earlier this year.

Jeremy is an advocate for local business, industry and produce. He wants to see more greening of Katherine and a community focus on projects that utilise and regenerate the land.

He also wants to see Katherine more conscious of its waste and focus on reusing and recycling.

Peter McDougall (Councillor)

0447 971 691


Peter has lived in Katherine for 20 years and was a student at Katherine South Primary School and Katherine High. One of his fondest childhood memories was his time as a cadet with the Australian Air Force.

He is fortunate to have strong family connections in town with his mother, Kylee and grandparents, Eileen and Pedro, the former head chef at the Katherine Club, all living in the Katherine region.

Peter’s mantra is ‘family and community before me’, which has guided him to become involved in community projects, like the Food Ladder, and take on the responsibility of an elected member of the Katherine Town Council (KTC).

He looks forward to using his position at KTC to advocate for Katherine to other tiers of Government. Peter is also keen to help create a memorable celebration to commemorate the centenary of Katherine’s recognition by the Australian Government as a town in 1926.

Kerrie Mott (Councillor)

0427 639 506



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