Saturday, May 25, 2024

New Councillor and Deputy Mayor for Balonne Shire

Adam Osborne was officially sworn in as a Councillor at Balonne Shire Council at a special meeting of Council yesterday, while Councillor Robyn Fuhrmeister was appointed Deputy Mayor.

The Councillor and Deputy Mayor vacancies were created after former Councillor and Deputy Mayor, Richard Lomman, resigned in April.

Adam Osborne.

Mayor, Samantha O’Toole gave a warm welcome to Councillor Osborne and congratulated Councillor Fuhrmeister on her appointment as Deputy Mayor.

“I would like to congratulate Councillor Osborne and Councillor Fuhrmeister on their new appointments,” said Mayor O’Toole.

“I am delighted that we have been able to fill both the Councillor and Deputy Mayor positions with quick resolution, it is critical that we are able to get on with delivering as much as possible, as quickly as possible, for our Shire.”

“Both Councillor Fuhrmeister and Councillor Osborne bring a strong track record of serving residents and communities across our Shire. I am looking forward to working with them in their new positions.”

Cr Osborne said he felt privileged to be selected through the nomination process.

“A key area of interest for me is opportunities for youth across the Shire. I am honoured to have been selected and believe I can make a positive contribution to the region, community and the Council team,” he said.

Councillor Osborne and Councillor Fuhrmeister will serve in their newly appointed roles until the March 2024 Ordinary Election.

Mayor, Samantha O’Toole (left) with new Deputy Mayor, Robyn Fuhrmeister.

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