Monday, April 22, 2024

Departing Woollahra Mayor reflects on time in top job

Woollahra Council Mayor, Susan Wynne, has reflected on her time serving the community as Mayor as she steps down from the municipality’s top job.

“It has been an absolute honour and privilege serving this incredible community and I am filled with gratitude for the many wonderful memories,” Councillor Wynne said in a statement.

“During my time I have witnessed the incredible strength, resilience, and unity that defines our community. Together, we have tackled challenges and celebrated triumphs, and it is this spirit that has made my time as Mayor so fulfilling and rewarding. I owe a huge thank you to so many for their encouragement and support.

“To my fellow councillors, and particularly my Deputy Mayor Isabelle Shapiro, a big thank you for your commitment to this wonderful community. We have all been through a lot together and there is no denying Woollahra Council is represented by councillors who care and work tirelessly to make this municipality a better place.”

The departing Mayor thanked Council staff their “depth of knowledge and desire to do the very best job possible”.

“You are all amazing,” she said.

“Lastly and most importantly to my daughters Sasha and Chloe – and of course my dog Teddy (pictured with Susan) – who have stood by me and put up with the 24/7 nature of this role and of course to my many friends who have taken this journey with me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

New Woollahra Mayor, Richard Shields.

Councillor Wynne is retiring from the role but will remain on Council for a further 12 months.

“I am committed to staying connected and engaged with the community that has become my extended family,” she said.

She has served on Woollahra Council since 2008.

Following a vote last week, Councillor Richard Shields has been elected the new Mayor of Woollahra, with Councillor Sarah Swan to serve as the municipality’s new Deputy Mayor.

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