Councillor Rod Fyffe OAM
Cr Rod Fyffe has been a Councillor with the Greater Bendigo City Council since 1996, when he was first elected to represent the Fortuna Ward. Prior to that, he was a member of the City of Bendigo Council from 1983 until Council amalgamations in 1994.
He has served four terms as Mayor (2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2010/2011 and 2015/2016) and was the first person to serve as Deputy Mayor in 2016/2017. In 2013 Cr Fyffe was awarded an Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to Local Government.
Cr Fyffe currently serves as a Council representative on a range of boards and committees including the Municipal Association of Victoria, Bendigo Easter Festival and Bendigo Heritage Attractions.
Cr Fyffe has lived in Bendigo for 40 years and is a retired teacher, having taught mathematics, economics, accounting, geology, environmental science and classical societies at Bendigo Senior Secondary College.
Cr Fyffe is interested in economic development, arts, sport and recreation, aged services and youth development, environment and heritage issues. He lives with his wife Victoria and Blaq the cat. They have two sons and three grandchildren.
Cr Fyffe is serving as Deputy Mayor in 2018/2019.