Councillor Juliet Arkwright was last night returned as Mayor of Wingecarribee Shire by her fellow councillors.
“I’m extremely humbled to have once again been elected to represent the Shire,” Councillor Arkwright said.
“Wearing the Shire’s Mayoral chains is a huge honour and a task I do not take lightly.
“I’d like to thank my fellow councillors for their vote of confidence and I look forward to working with them in the months ahead,” she said.
Councillor Arkwright said she was also looking forward to the challenges in the year ahead.
“First and foremost I aim to continue to represent and promote this Shire, its natural beauty, its businesses and its citizens to the best of my abilities,” Mayor Arkwright said.
“Another immediate focus is to improve the relationship amongst all councillors to ensure we are all working towards common goals that will benefit our entire community.
“This means my door is open to all councillors and I will be inviting them to meet with me individually to raise any concerns they may have.”
Councillor Arkwright also paid tribute to her challenging Mayoral candidate.
“I’d like to take the opportunity to acknowledge Councillor Gair for his running for the Mayoral position,” she said. “Whilst unsuccessful, I know he will continue to work for the good of the Shire.”
“I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Councillor Whipper on his re-election as Deputy Mayor.”
Councillor Arkwright has served six years as a councillor for Wingecarribee Shire and her re-election as Mayor is her second term in the position.
Wingecarribee Shire’s Mayoral elections are annually each September.