The election of a new Bellingen Shire Council Deputy Mayor was on the agenda of the September Ordinary Council Meeting held on Wednesday 25th September 2019.
Bellingen Shire Council Deputy General Manager, Michelle McFadyen, acted a Returning Officer as Cr Jennie Fenton was elected to the position of Deputy Mayor for a one year term from Wednesday 25th September 2019 to Friday 11th September 2020.
Bellingen Shire Mayor, Cr Dominic King, congratulated Cr Fenton on her appointment to the Deputy’s position and said he was looking forward to working with her across the range of opportunities and challenges our shire presents.
“Cr Fenton was popularly elected in the September 2016 Local Government Elections and brings to the role a wealth of knowledge and experience as a passionate scientist, disability advocate and community activist,” Cr King said.
Cr King also took the opportunity to thank outgoing Deputy Mayor Cr Toni Wright-Turner for her support and commitment to the role.
“Cr Wright Turner’s contribution over the past 12 months has seen her continue to champion local community causes including sustainable development, renewable energy accessibility and quality local health and education services.”
Cr King said moving forward it would be business as usual in the lead-up to next year’s September 2020 elections.
“I will continue to work with my fellow Councillors to ensure that we are a resilient community and that our shared vision for a sustainable future is realised.”