Friday, April 26, 2024

New Mayor for West Arnhem

Councillor James Woods has been elected the new Mayor of West Arnhem Regional Council.

Mayor Woods (pictured) takes over from former Mayor, Matthew Ryan, who resigned from the Council following his successful appointment as Chair of the Northern Land Council.

Mayor Woods has served the Maningrida community for more than eight years as the longest serving chairperson for the Maningrida Local Authority.

He was elected as Councillor of the Maningrida Ward at the 2021 Local Government Election and has been a strong advocate for improved services in remote communities, the Council said in a statement.

“Mayor Woods represents his community and the wider region on a number of different Boards and committees,” the Council said.

“He is a current Board member of the Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (LGANT), a member of the Defence Force, the Deputy Unit Officer for Emergency Services in Maningrida and the chairperson for the Maningrida AFL Committee.”

Mayor Woods said he looks forward to working with his fellow Elected Members to create a brighter future for the constituents of West Arnhem Land.

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