Mel Congerton is a councillor at the City of Swan and had served as deputy mayor from 2005-2009. He was chair of the state government's Local Government Advisory Board and the Eastern Region Business Enterprise Centre. Mr Congerton is a small business owner, and is particularly active in working to achieve safer environments through crime prevention programs. He is also a keen advocate of delivering aged care facilities in the City and is heavily involved in youth and seniors issues. In 2016 Mr Congerton became Freemen of the City of Swan, the highest local civic honour, in recognition of his exceptional service to others.