Tony Williams has been sworn in as Mayor of Rockhampton Regional Council following the declaration of the polls by the Electoral Commission of Queensland last week.
Mayor Williams said it was a great honour to take on the Office of the Mayor.
“I am truly humbled to become the Mayor of the Rockhampton Region. It is a privilege to take on this role and I would like to thank the community for putting their faith in me,” Mayor Williams said.
“I’d also like to pay tribute to all of the other candidates for their commitment to serve our community as well as the hardworking officers at the Electoral Commission of Queensland.
“On a personal note, I would like to pay special thanks to my family, friends and supporters for their unwavering efforts over the past weeks during a long and arduous campaign.
“I’ve been in Council more than 16 years now so it’s been a long apprenticeship to becoming Mayor but it has been worth every second.
“I am now firmly focussed on getting down to business and delivering for our whole community to make it the best it can possibly be.
“We have a strong team of Councillors who are great advocates for our residents and I look forward to continuing to work with them in this new capacity to drive our entire region forward together,” Mayor Williams said.
CEO Evan Pardon joined Mayor Tony Williams for the declaration of Office in Council Chambers.
Mayor Williams’ election saw him resign from his Councillor role which will trigger a by-election in Division 3 with details to be worked through with the ECQ in the near future.