Cr Peter Garnham has lived in Maitland for more than 60 years and is in his sixth term after being first elected in 1999.

Currently Maitland’s longest continuously serving councillor, Peter ran for Council because he felt he had something valuable to contribute. Peter and his wife Kelly have four children and nine grandchildren. 

A former student of Maitland Boys High School, Peter is a longstanding member of many community organisations, including Lions Club, Apex and the Maitland Steam and Antique Machinery Association.  

With a keen interest in steam engines, Peter's passion is attracting people to Maitland and expanding its visitor economy through flagship events, such as Hunter Valley Steamfest. Peter is also interested in creating employment, facilitating growth and making Maitland an even more vibrant city for future generations. 

'What I love most about Maitland are its picturesque country fields and our unique, lively events,' Peter says.