Deputy Mayor elected unoposed

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Isaac Regional Council has elected Division 5 representative Cr Kelly Vea Vea for a second time as Deputy Mayor at yesterday’s Post-Election Meeting.


Isaac Regional Council has elected Division 5 representative Cr Kelly Vea Vea for a second time as Deputy Mayor at yesterday’s Post-Election Meeting.

Cr Vea Vea was elected unopposed, entering into her third year holding the second highest civic post at Council, following her appointment to Deputy Mayor in 2018 when Cr Geoff Bethel stepped down from the role.

Cr Vea Vea said she was appreciative of the support from her fellow Councillors to continue working in the role.

“I would like to thank my fellow Councillors for this opportunity. We are living in a turbulent time and I’m appreciative to work with a team of supportive and hard-working elected members who are continuing to tackle challenges with transparency and experience,” Vea Vea said.

“I am looking forward to continuing representing the Isaac region as a Councillor and supporting the Council and the community in a higher capacity as Deputy Mayor.

“I’m proud of our region, what we do and the role we play through agriculture, mining and our emerging renewable sector. Our region is fuelled by pure people power, and it has been an honour to meet more of the everyday people doing extraordinary things across Isaac in my capacity as Deputy Mayor.”

Mayor Anne Baker congratulated Cr Vea Vea on her appointment as Deputy, saying it was a testament to the strength of the Council that Cr Vea Vea was elected unopposed.

“Cr Vea Vea has been a strong advocate for her division and the wider Isaac region since being elected to Council in 2012,” she said.

“She is passionate about campaigning for a better deal for our communities, and making sure they benefit from the massive industries they host.

“Her advocacy and drive is a great asset to Isaac, and I am excited about what can be achieved with such strong leadership.”

The role of Deputy Mayor provides an opportunity for the incumbent to undertake higher civic duties and play an important role in supporting the Mayor.

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