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Nathan Hersey elected as Mayor and Clare Williams as Deputy Mayor for 2023 term at South Gippsland Shire Council
Councillor Nathan Hersey was elected Mayor of South Gippsland Shire following the Mayoral Election at Wednesday's Additional council meeting. Councillor Clare Williams was elected as Deputy Mayor.
Mayor Councillor Hersey and Deputy Mayor Councillor Williams will remain in these positions for the next 12 months. Councillor Nathan Hersey, Mayor South Gippsland Shire Council said, "Thank you to my fellow councillors for showing such faith in me to lead council for the next 12 months. I am humbled and feel extremely honoured to have been elected."
The newly appointed Mayor, Councillor Nathan Hersey and Deputy Mayor Councilor Clare Williams
Continuing to serve community
Mayor Hersey said, "I would like to take this opportunity to thank Councillor Davies for her work in the Mayor chair for the last 12 months and for getting our group off to a fantastic start. I look forward to more opportunities to meet with our community in my new role and can't wait to get on with it."
Councillor Clare Williams, Deputy Mayor South Gippsland Shire Council said, "It is an honour and a privilege to have been elected by my fellow councillors as Deputy Mayor. This is a great opportunity for me to continue to serve the South Gippsland community. I am grateful that I am part of such a strong and diverse councillor group that supports each other and represents our community. We are all proud to be councillors."
Engaging to the community
Kerryn Ellis, Chief Executive Officer South Gippsland Shire Council said, "It was pleasing to see councillors put their hand up to be considered for the Mayor and Deputy Mayor positions. These positions are extremely important to the smooth operation of the council. This current group has done a fabulous job so far of supporting each other and being engaged with our community."
"I would like to thank Councillor Davies and Councillor Hersey for taking on the Mayor and Deputy Mayor roles respectively for the last 12 months and congratulate Councillor Hersey and Councillor Williams on their appointment. I look forward to working closely with them over the next 12 months." Ms Ellis said.
Pictures from South Gippsland Shire Council Facebook page.
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