Monday, February 26, 2024

Logan Mayor announces retirement after 27 years with council

City of Logan Mayor, Darren Power, has announced he will retire at the 2024 Local Government election in March, bringing to a close a 27-year career in local politics.

Councillor Power was first elected to Logan City Council in 1997 (pictured, right) as the representative for Division 10 – a position he held for 22 years.

He was elected Mayor in March 2020 after Council had been operating in interim administration for almost a year.

“I’m really proud of what I’ve been able to achieve as Mayor,” Cr Power said.

“I’ve been shaping this city for 27 years as an elected representative and I think it’s
now time for other people to step up.

“I’m confident my decisions, and the arguments I put forward, have stood the test of time. It’s all been based on what’s best for the city.”

Councillor Power in his early days with the Logan council.

He said it had been rewarding to lead the current team of elected members.

“Council has worked together to create a culture of good and transparent decision-
making and leadership.”

“We have delivered four strong budgets, all under CPI, and set up Council for sound
long-term fiscal management.

“We steered the city through the worst flood in more than 50 years and have worked
extremely hard since then to finalise Logan Plan 2025, which will be the blueprint for
the city’s growth and development over the next 10 years.

“This Council has proudly set extremely high standards over the last four years and
the community should expect nothing less from whoever sits in the chambers in
years to come.”

Council CEO, Darren Scott paid tribute to the Mayor’s commitment to the City of
Logan.

“I congratulate Councillor Power on all he’s achieved for our wonderful community
over almost three decades,” Mr Scott said.

“His commitment to the city and to a unified Council has been outstanding.

“Even at the end of his term, his passion for good financial management and whole-
of-city decision-making has been clear.”

The 2024 Queensland Local Government elections will be held on March 16, 2024.

Cr Power, who will see out the full term, thanked current and former colleagues, Council staff and his family for their support.

“My family has been behind me the whole way and I wouldn’t have been so successful without them,” he said.

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