Councillor Marcia Timmers-Leitch has been elected Mayor of Knox City Council, with Councillor Jude Dwight to serve as Deputy Mayor for the next 12 months.
Cr Timmers-Leitch (pictured) said it was an honour and a privilege to be elected Mayor.
“I feel I am ready to take on this challenge and look forward to working with and leading this councillor team as we enter in to our third year,” she said.
“I know we have some serious decisions to make this year on many issues.
“I’m looking forward to good quality decision-making and working together as a team to deliver for our community.”
Cr Timmers-Leitch was first elected to represent Collier Ward in a March 2019 by-election. She has lived in Wantirna for the past 15 years, spent over 10 years volunteering and been involved with many local early years facilities and sporting clubs.
She thanked outgoing Mayor, Cr Susan Laukens, for her service to the community in 2021-22. Cr Laukens was acknowledged for her tireless service, bringing renewed energy and zest to the role, giving from the heart and being a model of strength.