Monday, June 17, 2024

Edward River deputy mayor resigns

Edward River Council Deputy Mayor, Councillor Paul Fellows, has today tendered his resignation from the Council, after two years with the organisation.

Mayor, Peta Betts said it was a big loss for Edward River Council and thanked Councillor Fellows for his efforts and dedication.

“It takes a lot of courage and a significant commitment of time to be a Councillor. I know
it has been a difficult choice for Paul, and he should be proud of the work he has put in to making Edward River a better place to live, work and visit,” Mayor Betts said.

In a statement, the Council said Councillor Fellows had offered his resignation for personal reasons.

Council Chief Executive Officer, Phil Stone echoed the sentiment of Mayor Betts, saying that it had been a pleasure to work with Councillor Fellows and that the appropriate processes were now being implemented in the wake of his resignation.

“Council is now working through the necessary processes and is seeking advice from
the Office of Local Government to best manage the vacancy, with regard to the Council
elections which will be held in September 2024,” said Mr Stone.

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