Monday, January 24, 2022

Historic handover for Penrith

Outgoing Penrith Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown OAM, this week handed the Mayoral chains over to another female Councillor, Tricia Hitchen – marking an historic moment in the City’s 150-year history.
 
“From the early days of Penrith being run by aldermen to now having strong women stand to represent our LGA and community, it shows that we are a progressive City. It was an honour to be part of this historic moment that will be spoken about, and celebrated, for years to come,” said Penrith City Council General Manager, Warwick Winn (pictured, left).
 
“Council thanked Cr McKeown for her service to the City and we will continue to see her serve as a Councillor having been re-elected at the December Local Government elections.”
 
Cr Hitchen (pictured, centre), who has been on Council since 2012, was elected Mayor of Penrith City unopposed during Council’s Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday. She will be Mayor for a two-year term and work alongside Penrith’s new Deputy Mayor, Councillor John Thain, who will serve until September 2022.

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