Cr Mike Yarrington, who owns and runs a trophy and promotions business in Maitland, has lived in the area for more than 25 years and lives in Thornton and is a second term councillor. 

Mike has been a member of the Rotary Club of Maitland Sunrise since 2000 and is an ardent Sydney Swans fan. He cites new pathways and cycleways across Maitland as a key priority. 

A keen recreational cyclist, Mike says he ran for Council to shape what happens in Maitland and to effect change. 'Over this term of Council, I am excited to see some of the projects and initiatives that we've started developing continue to come into reality, such as work on the Morpeth to Walka Water Works shared pathway,' he says. 

In addition to growing visitation to Maitland through improved pathways and infrastructure, Mike cites advocating for safer and smoother roads among his priorities.  

Mike also loves being outdoors, working in his garden, and he takes a lot of pride in his home brewing. Thanks to his tasty wheat beer, he even took out the award for Maitland's Best Home Brew in 2016 and 2018. 

'What I love about Maitland is its small country town feel and that it continues to grow and become an even more vibrant place to live, work and visit.'  

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