Tuesday, March 5, 2024

New Surf Coast Shire Mayor named

Victoria’s Surf Coast Shire Council has elected Councillor Liz Pattison as its new Mayor.

Mayor Pattison said she was excited to take on the role for the one-year term, and will be supported by Deputy Mayor, Councillor Mike Bodsworth.

“I look forward to representing the community,” Mayor Pattison said.

“I enjoy working with and hearing from the community, and I want to empower our community to do more in the fiscally-restrained environment we’re currently in.”

“It’s an important time. I’m excited to keep gaining momentum on the Surf Coast Aquatic and Health Centre campaign, as we seek the final $4.5 million in funding needed to make the vision a reality,” she said.

Outgoing Mayor, Cr Libby Stapleton reflected on her two years in the role.

“It has been such a privilege to represent this Council and community. I am grateful for the support from my fellow councillors, Council officers, and the broader community,” she said.

“As a team, we’ve achieved important outcomes for the shire – from environmental leadership and taking steps on our Reconciliation journey, to advocacy efforts and progressing opportunities for affordable accommodation across the shire.

“I look forward to supporting our next Mayor and Deputy, as they continue to fulfill our vision to leave the Surf Coast better than we found it.”

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