Thursday, February 22, 2024

Author becomes Horsham’s newest Councillor on countback

Horsham Rural City Council has officially welcomed new councillor, Bob Redden, to its ranks.

Cr Redden took the Oath of Office in Council chambers on Thursday.

Chief Executive Officer, Sunil Bhalla and fellow Councillors congratulated Cr Redden on his appointment.

Cr Redden becomes the seventh HRCC Councillor, decided by the Victorian Electoral Commission during a countback of votes on Tuesday.

The retired seed curator and non-fiction writer has lived in the region since 2001, when he became Victorian Genebank curator for legumes and oilseed crops at Horsham’s Grains Innovation Park.

“I feel honoured to have been accepted onto Council and will strive to act in the best interest of the community,” Cr Redden said.

“Becoming a Councillor gives me a deep sense of pride and I look forward to working with the Mayor and the other Councillors.

“As a community, we are all so lucky to live here and the exciting thing is that we have a tremendous opportunity to make our municipality an even better place,” he said.

The countback was based on the proportional representation method of counting and followed the resignation of former Councillor Di Bell.

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