Cr Rose Hodge has been re-elected as Mayor of Surf Coast Shire Council and Cr Clive Goldsworthy will continue as Deputy Mayor.
They were elected by their fellow councillors, at last night’s special meeting, to serve for the remainder of the term of this Council.
Cr Hodge has served as a councillor since 2004 and this is her fifth term as Mayor. Cr Goldsworthy has served as a councillor since 2012 and this is his third term as Deputy Mayor.
“I am humbled and honoured to serve the community in such a beautiful part of the world and proud of the leadership Surf Coast Shire has shown across many issues,” Cr Hodge said.
“I would like to thank my fellow Surf Coast Shire councillors, staff and, in particular, the community across all parts of our wonderful shire.
“It has also been a pleasure to work closely with the mayors of the G21 Geelong Regional Alliance councils on regional advocacy. We have achieved a great deal for our area, especially the City Deal.
“I am pleased that we have accomplished many of the goals set out in Council Plan and I look forward to working with my fellow councillors to see the plan through during this term of Council.”
Cr Clive Goldsworthy spoke of the important role all councillors have in working together for the good of the community.
“I am proud of what we have achieved as a Council over the past 12 months. It has been very much a team effort, and we look forward to working hard for our community during the remainder of our term.”