A new councillor has taken the Oath of Office at Georges River Council to make a majority female council for the southern Sydney municipality.
At Monday’s Ordinary Council Meeting, Councillor Veronica Ficarra (pictured) took the Oath of Office and joined Georges River Council in the position made vacant following the resignation of former Councillor, Kevin Greene.
The induction of Cr Ficarra tips Georges River into a majority female council, with eight of the 15 councillors being women.
Cr Ficarra is a lifelong resident of the Georges River area and holds a Diploma of Travel and Tourism from Sydney TAFE. She has worked in various government, and non-government organisational roles, including formerly working in bush regeneration in the Georges River area.
“What I’m most looking forward to about joining Council is being able to get out into the community and work hard to make sure that everyone feels like they have a voice and a representative on Council working for them,” she said.
“I want to be a true representative for the things that the people in my community care about; whether that is ensuring that there are footpaths on your street, that a particular pothole gets fixed, or bigger issues like ensuring that our community is liveable for everyone.”
Mayor, Nick Katris congratulated Cr Ficarra on being elected to represent the Peakhurst Ward.
“Being the current youngest councillor on Council will provide a greater representation of Georges River youth,” he said.
“It is fantastic we are now a majority female council; this also makes for better representation of our community.”