First elected as Councillor to Central Goldfields Shire in 1997, following the term under commissioners. Cr Lovett was returned for the sixth time in 2020 having previously served five terms as Mayor.
A lifelong resident of Maryborough, along with wife Margaret, we made a conscious decision to live, raise and educate our children in their hometown. A decision he never regretted.
Cr Lovett has been actively involved in both community and sporting organisations all his adult life. A life member of Apex, involvement with primary and secondary school councils for 30 years. President of the Tech School for 16 years, leading it through the merger with the High School that lead to the creation of Maryborough Education Centre.
Other interests are history, protection of the environment both built and natural, economic development and the arts.
Cr Lovett played a leading role in the establishment of Relay for Life locally, raising some $700,000 for the fight against cancer.
He also holds a Mayor Emeritus Award from the Municipal Association of Victoria.