Cr Henry Meskauskas
Councillor Henry Meskauskas first became a Maitland City councillor in 1987 and stayed in the role until 1997. After a four year break he returned in 2001 and he’s been a mainstay since. He first ran because he felt he could contribute positively to the community through his passion for helping people and his devotion to Maitland. When he initially stood as a councillor he thought people weren’t receiving adequate representation for their problems and causes.
Henry has lived in Maitland his entire life – since 1952. He is married and has three children and nine grandchildren. He is always excited to help Maitland progress but sees this term as a time to create lasting and transformational change in the city.
‘I think it’s important to take pride in our city which means I do have a big focus on improving the environment in and around Maitland but I also want to focus on increasing our infrastructure to prepare for the growing population’.
As a former Australian swimming champion and the first Maitland male swimmer to win a NSW title, Henry is also determined to advocate for high quality sporting facilities in the city. He was excited to see the completion of the indoor pool at Maitland Aquatics Centre in 2017 and is looking forward to seeing the Maitland Sportsground Athletics Facility at Smyth Field and the Anambah Sports Complex become realities in the next term of Council.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren and watching sport.