New Councillor elected to Brownbill Ward

Greater Geelong Council has welcomed its newest councillor, with Melissa Cadwell elected Monday following a countback conducted by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC).

The extraordinary vacancy in the Brownbill Ward arose due to the election of Sarah Mansfield to the Victorian Parliament.

The VEC conducted a countback of all formal votes from the Brownbill Ward in the 2020 Greater Geelong City Council at noon on Monday.

Votes were redistributed to candidates that were unsuccessful at the general election and remained eligible to participate in the countback.

Mayor Trent Sullivan

On behalf of Council, I welcome Melissa to the team and I’m looking forward to working with her to represent the local community.

The Mayor also congratulated Sarah Mansfield on her election to the Upper House and thanked her for her service to the municipality since 2017.

I’d like to thank Sarah for her valuable contribution to the Council, and to the Greater Geelong community, over the past five years. I look forward to continuing our strong working relationship as she serves the Western Victoria region in her new role as a Victorian MP.

Ms Cadwell was sworn into office at a ceremony at Wurriki Nyal.

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