New Bellingen Shire Deputy Mayor Elected

The election of a new Bellingen Shire Council Deputy Mayor was on the agenda of the September Ordinary Council Meeting held on Wednesday 23rd September 2020.

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 23rd September 2020 to Friday 03rd September 2021.

Bellingen Shire Mayor, Cr Dominic King, congratulated Cr Fenton on her second appointment to the Deputy’s position and said he was looking forward to continuing to work 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 said moving forward it would be business as usual in the lead-up to next year’s September 2021 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.”