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Ward working

We have 12 ward officers across the region who are there to support local communities, councillors and partners with a council ward.

How a ward officer can help you

A ward officer can help you or your community with:

  • community engagement - including running Ward Forums and Community Meetings, supporting consultations and involvement
  • community development and empowerment - including assisting communities to prioritise what's important to them, making informed choices about community assets and volunteering with the council in their locality
  • community planning - coordinating and working with local partners and supporting Local Rural Partnerships

Your ward officers

You can use our find my nearest tool to find out which ward you live in and contact the relevant ward worker. You can enter your address or postcode then find your ward under 'Council and democracy'.

Electoral wardWard officerContact details
Ward 1
Stranraer and North Rhins
Kerry MonteithEmail
Call 07920 598900
Ward 2
Wigtown West
Graeme McKie
(supported by Donna Hoodless)
Call 01776 888465
Ward 3
Mid Galloway
Graeme McKie
(supported by Donna Hoodless)
Call 01776 888465
Ward 4
Ingrid Gemmell
Call 07554 413 395
Ward 5
Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Sean O'Toole
Email sean.o'
Call 01556 502521 or 07899 068719
Ward 6
Kimberley PhillipsEmail
Call 07464 493 771
Ward 7
North West Dumfries
Darren Burns
Call 07702 918 644
Ward 8
Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Fiona Daubney
Call 07500 839 619 
Ward 9
Derek HextallEmail
Call 01387 260026 or 07834 567869
Ward 10
Chris Woodness
Call 01387 256059 
Ward 11
Annandale South
Jaime NicholsonEmail
Call 01461 207012 Ext. 67329 or 07920 528129
Ward 12
Annandale North
Steven WylieContact
Call 07824 528410
Ward 13
Annandale East and Eskdale
Stuart Hamilton
Call 07881 008230


Page last updated: 04/04/17