Monday, February 26, 2024

Historic election day for Kingston

City of Kingston Council will be led by its first ever female Mayor and Deputy Mayor team, with Councillor Jenna Davey-Burns elected as Mayor and Tracey Davies as Deputy Mayor for the next 12 months.

Wattle Ward Councillor Davey-Burns was elected to Council in 2020 and is serving her first term as Mayor. She has previously served as Deputy Mayor.

Chicquita Ward Councillor Davies was also elected to Council in 2020 and is serving her first term as Deputy Mayor.

The newly elected Mayor said she was deeply honoured that her colleagues had placed their trust in her and was both humbled and elated to serve and lead Kingston.

“I am very focused on building strong, collaborative, and transparent partnerships with our community.”

“By working together, breaking down barriers and celebrating everyone in our community we can build an even more cohesive, connected, and inclusive Kingston.

“How exciting to be part of Kingston’s first all-female Mayor and Deputy Mayor team.

“Representation matters. Girls and young women deserve to have strong role models and
opportunities to take up leadership roles in their schools, clubs, workplaces, and local councils.”

Councillor Davies said it was an incredible honour to be elected Deputy Mayor.

“I am extremely proud to represent Kingston as Deputy Mayor and look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the Mayor, councillors and the community to achieve positive results,” she said.

“Council will continue working hand-in-hand with our community and I am confident that together we can deliver a bright future for our city.”

In accepting their new roles, the new Mayor and Deputy Mayor paid tribute to the many friends, family and mentors who had encouraged and supported them to succeed.

“We have a truly remarkable community, live in one of the most wonderful places in the world and have so much ahead of us. We are stronger together,” Mayor Davey-Burns said.

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