Our Candidates

John Mangos

Infrastructure and Project Officer ANU

Cert IV Procurement and Contracting



Currently working as an Infrastructure and Planning officer at the ANU, John is a family man who has worked in and around the building and construction industry since 1991.

John Mangos successfully completed his Associate Diploma in the Applied Science of Architecture, specialising in design, drafting and illustration.

Early life

Born and bread in Queanbeyan. His father was part of the first wave of Macedonian immigrants into the area, starting in 1925, his mother is a decedent from Irish Immigrants in the 1800’s. He attended Queanbeyan Public School, then Karabar High School, finishing in 1986 where he was also the School Vice Captain.

John is a keen sportsman and grew up playing Football for both Queanbeyan City FC and Monaro Panthers FC. He also played Cricket for Queanbeyan as a junior and then played rugby league for the Queanbeyan Kangaroos.

John Mangos has up until this year coached numerous teams for soccer for Monaro Panthers FC, Woden Valley SC and Queanbeyan City FC.

In the late 90’s, john would take up mountain biking, exploring the surrounding Queanbeyan Hills. This would plant the seed which would see him travel abroad and teach Mountain Biking to kids in the USA.

Johns early years were spent working with his father on school holidays for JJ Marr Homes and Glenroy Roof Trusses, and then his junior roles included, JB Youngs, Grace Bros, Fosseys, Woolies, KFC, Pizza Hut, QBN Taxis, Indoor Cricket Umpiring and Soccer refereeing, then the QBN Leagues Club.

John goes by the motto of “You’ll never ever know if you never have a go!

John Mangos - Achievements

John’s experience of starting, operating his own business and travelling, opened up a world of opportunities. His thirst for knowledge and experience in the construction industry, found him in some unique positions.

John Mangos also did a stint in Real Estate, with Realty World, McNamees and Independent Property Group.

Work & Family life

John Mangos has a tenacious attitude to life and a strong work ethic.

Staring out in 1991, the same year he was involved in a hit and run accident, left on the side of the road in between Fyshwick and Queanbeyan, he started his own design and consultancy practice, Monaro Region Blueprints. In 1992, he completed his studies, the final year being repeated due to the accident. He successfully operated his business until 1997, where he closed the doors for about 2 years to travel and experience the world.

Upon his return he got married and planned to set up his life here in Jerrabomberra.
He and his father Arthur, built his own house over three years. This was a result of the 2003 bushfires where he was faced with a tradie shortage.

He still lives there with his wife Liuda and three daughters, Sophia, Katya and Annushka.

Why to vote

With many of the roles he operated and managed being regional roles, john is perfectly suited to see the big picture for the Queanbeyan-Palerang Region. He will bring some positive synergy to the council and help formulate change in our region for the better.

He loves traveling, meeting people and all of his professional life has been about helping, consulting with people and getting things done.
In 2015 John was involved in starting up what would become a Mental Health Group for Men.
OPEC, The Organisation for Properly Excellent Chaps. Not to be confused with the Oil producing countries. This group meets regularly, helping and making a difference for many people.
John will see 20 years of marriage to his wife Liuda shortly. They have three daughters who are very active, keen members of the community.

Let me and my group, Your Local Party, help Queanbeyan-Palerang reach its full potential for our future.

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