Sunday, May 26, 2024

Greater Shepparton Mayor resigns

Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Kim O’Keeffe, has tendered her resignation from the role.

In a statement, Council said the Councillor O’Keeffe would also seek to take leave of absence from the organisation, effective from 11pm on Monday 6 June.

Councillor O’Keeffe was in her fourth term as Mayor, having previously served in 2018, 2019 and 2021. She had also served as Deputy Mayor in 2017.

A Mayoral election to elect a new Mayor will be held at an Additional Council Meeting on Thursday.

Cr O’Keeffe will also apply for Leave of Absence at Thursday night’s Additional Council Meeting, Council said.

In tendering her resignation as Mayor, Cr O’Keeffe said she was incredibly appreciative of the opportunity to lead the Council.

“I would like to thank my colleagues past and present for giving me the support to represent Council to our community,” she said.

“I have not done this alone, it takes a team of councillors and I have enjoyed working with all of them.

“It’s a role I have thoroughly enjoyed. I appreciate the support from the community and the chance to be involved in so many important local events, strategic developments and initiatives.”

You can watch the Additional Council Meeting on Council’s Facebook page. 

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