Historical information

Lex de Man, manager of Country Fire Association region 14, became Mayor of Nillumbik in 2002, four years after he and fellow councillors were sacked by the Kennett government. In the 2009 Black Saturday fires, he led eastern metropolitan CFA volunteers and was awarded an Australian Fire Service Medal as part of the 2011 Australia Day Awards. He was a CFA volunteer for more than 30 years, a CFA employee for 15 years, and had served with Victoria Police for 18 years. He is a member of the Yarrambat Historical Society, Yarrambat CFA and the Greensborough Hockey Club. He lives at Yarrambat.

Newspaper article: "Voters wield axe on greens", Diamond Valley Leader, 27 March 2002, Report of Nillumbik Council election 16 March, which Diamond Creek solicitor Tony Raunic survived (beating Margaret Jennings) but all five pro-Green Wedge councillors lost. Others elected included Greg Johnson, Natalie Woodley, Belinda Clarkson, Mike Irwin, Lionel Draper, Bob Stubbings, Michael Hall and Lex de Man. Those beaten included Bill Penrose, Sigmund Jorgensen, Di Bullen and Penny Mullinar.
Newspaper article: "The Man for the job", diamond Valley Leader, 3 April 2002, Report of Nillumbik Council swearing-in, details about Lex de Man, and Nillumbik Council meeting including Greg Johnson's speech.
Newspaper artivle: "Blazing recovery trail", Diamond Valley Leader, 26 January 2011, Lex de Man awarded an Australian fire Service Medal in the 2011 Australia Day Awards; details of. his career and his comments on CFA volunteers.

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Newspaper clippings, A4 photocopies, etc