Posted: Jun 04, 2015

Dorset Mayor Barry Jarvis

Today marks a very sad day for Dorset Council and the community as we mourn the passing of our inspirational Mayor and friend Barry Jarvis.

Barry was a true giant of a man in every sense.  Barry’s work ethic as an advocate for the community is unparalleled and his commitment, drive and passion for what he believed in will be sorely missed by all.

For those of us who worked closely with Barry it was an absolute privilege and pleasure.  His passion, humour and 100% commitment always made it an enjoyable and rewarding journey as we tackled issues head on for the benefit of the wider community.

Council has been inundated with condolences from all around the State which is testament to the high regard that Barry was held in by all those who had dealings with him in his capacity as Dorset Mayor, Local Government Association of Tasmania President and spokesperson for the Tasmanian Regional Councils Group.

Our love and thoughts to Terri and family.

Vale Barry


Councillors, Management & Staff – Dorset Council