This is Cr O’Keeffe’s first term as Mayor.
Cr Seema Abdullah was elected Deputy Mayor for the coming 12 months.
This is Cr Abdullah’s first term as Deputy Mayor.
Cr O’Keeffe gave the following address at tonight’s special meeting:
“I am very honoured to have been elected as the Mayor for Greater Shepparton for the next 12 months.
I would like to thank my fellow Councillors for their support in electing me as Mayor, and also for their support the past 12 months in my role as Deputy Mayor.
I would also like to acknowledge and thank former Mayor Cr Dinny Adem for the effort and dedication he has shown in the Mayoral role for the past two years, and the things we have achieved as a Council.
I would like to thank my family and friends who have encouraged and supported me, and I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Greater Shepparton for giving me this opportunity, and for the support I had at the election 12 months ago. I will do my very best in this role to work hard and achieve positive outcomes for Greater Shepparton.”
Also discussed at the meeting was the adoption of the Mayoral position description.
Profiles on Cr O’Keeffe and Cr Abdullah are available here http://greatershepparton.com.au/council/mayor-councillors