Councillor, Chloe Smith, has been elected as the new Deputy Mayor of Sydney’s Inner West Council.
At 29 years of age, she becomes the Inner West’s youngest ever councillor to take on the role.
Born and raised in the Inner West, Councillor Smith (pictured) attended local schools (Yeo Park Public School and Ashbury Public School) and was active in the Ashbury Netball Club.
Cr Smith said she believes it is critical that young people are represented at the local government level on the issues that affect them the most – including housing, the climate crisis, and support for live music and the arts.
“We’re a Council that aims to deliver a high standard of service while championing the issues that matter to our community,” she said.
“I’m honoured to be elected the Inner West’s youngest ever Deputy Mayor. It’s critical that young people have a voice in local government, because we deserve to be represented and engaged on decisions that affect us.
“As a lifelong local, it’s a real privilege to represent the community I love. Our community is passionate, engaged, and excited for the future, and I want to make sure our Council reflects that.
“I will work hard to support our track record of delivering on the issues that matter to our community. Inner West Council is focused on first-rate service delivery and getting the basics right, while also championing action on climate change, support for the arts and live music, and being part of the solution to the housing crisis.”