Councillor David Gill elected as Mayor

Published on 13 November 2018

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Red Hill Ward Councillor David Gill was elected Mayor of Mornington Peninsula Shire for 2018/19 at the Annual Council Meeting on Monday 12 November 2018.

Briars Ward Councillor Rosie Clark was elected as Deputy Mayor.

In his acceptance speech, Mayor Gill said it is a privilege and thanked his Councillor colleagues for their vote of confidence and for their support.

“The Mornington Peninsula is such a beautiful and unique part of Victoria.

“My focus will be on continuing Council’s strong advocacy on Green Wedge preservation and planning issues to ensure the unique character of Mornington Peninsula is well protected.

“I look forward to working closely and openly with our local community towards having an accountable and transparent Council,” concluded Cr Gill.

Mayor Gill was congratulated by outgoing Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne who held the position for the previous 12 months.

At the meeting, former Mayor Councillor Payne said it had been an honour to guide the Council and to serve the peninsula as Mayor.

“When I was elected Mayor, I compared the position to that of an orchestra conductor. I now hand that baton over to Cr Gill.

“My time as Mayor would not have been such a success without the support of all my Councillor colleagues. I thank them for bestowing upon me such an honour,” said Cr Payne.