Published on 16 November 2022
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has elected Councillor Steve Holland as Mayor and Councillor Debra Mar as Deputy Mayor for the coming year.
The Mayor and Deputy Mayor were appointed at the Annual Council Meeting in Rosebud on Tuesday 15 November 2022.
New Mayor and Briars Ward Councillor Steve Holland is the appointed representative on Council’s Australia Day Committee and the Mornington Liquor Industry Accord. He also serves on the Executive of the Association of Bayside Municipalities and was elected by his peers throughout Victoria to the Board of the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA).
Councillor Holland has a Bachelor of Communication from RMIT University and is now a self-employed web developer.
Outgoing Mayor Councillor Anthony Marsh and Deputy Mayor Councillor Lisa Dixon both spoke at the meeting, thanking their fellow councillors, Shire staff, the community and their families.
Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Steve Holland:
“It is a great privilege to be elected as Mayor of Mornington Peninsula Shire. Thank you to all of my colleagues for entrusting me with this responsibility.
“It is an honour to represent the community that I grew up in. As Councillors we have a unique opportunity to represent our community at a grassroots level, which is where government decisions can often have the most impact. My commitment to my colleagues and the broader community is that I will work tirelessly alongside you to achieve the best outcomes for our Mornington Peninsula.
“Congratulations to Councillor Debra Mar on her appointment as Deputy Mayor. I’m looking forward to working together over the next 12 months, it will no doubt be a very busy year.
“I’d also like to congratulate and thank our outgoing Mayor Councillor Anthony Marsh and Deputy Mayor Councillor Lisa Dixon for the past 12 months, which was an incredibly productive year for Council, and there’s an enormous legacy they’ve left.”
Quotes attributable to CEO John Baker
“On behalf of all of us at the Shire I’d like to congratulate Councillor Steve Holland and Councillor Debra Mar on their appointments. We are looking forward to working with them and their fellow councillors to achieve great things for our community over the coming year.
“I’d also like to thank our previous Mayor Councillor Marsh and Deputy Mayor Councillor Dixon for their commitment and dedication throughout the past 12 months”.