Bega Valley Shire Councillor, Bill Taylor, was today re-elected as Mayor during an open show-of-hands vote.
A further open show-of-hands vote saw Cr Russell Fitzpatrick re-elected as Deputy Mayor.
“I am honoured to be given the confidence of Councillors in returning me as Mayor of the Bega Valley Shire,” Cr Taylor said.
“This demonstrates satisfaction in the direction we are heading and the decisions we are making. It allows us to continue improving the social, economic and environmental aspects of the shire.
“I am pleased to have Cr Fitzpatrick serving again as Deputy Mayor. Cr Fitzpatrick’s extensive experience in Council leadership roles and community advocacy will continue to benefit the shire.
“It’s been a privilege serving the 33,000 people living in the shire as well as the many thousands more who visit us in this beautiful part of the world.
“We’ve a lot of projects in planning, development and building stages, and we’re exploring new and effective ways of involving the community in the decision-making process by improving our communications and engagement processes.
“It’s a big year ahead, and I look forward to working with each councillor in securing investment, considered development and a sustainable future for the Bega Valley Shire,” Cr Taylor said.