This is Cr Abdullah’s first term as Mayor.
Cr Dinny Adem was elected Deputy Mayor for the coming 12 months.
Mayor Cr Seema Abdullah gave the following address at last night’s special meeting:
“I am very honoured and humbled to be elected as the Mayor for Greater Shepparton for the next 12 months,” Mayor Cr Abdullah said.
“Thank you to my fellow Councillors for their support, confidence and trust in electing me as Mayor.
“I would also like to acknowledge and thank Cr Kim O’Keeffe for the effort and dedication she has shown in the Mayoral role, and the things we have achieved as a Council. Cr O’Keeffe’s affection and passion for our community has been impressive.
"Thank you also to my family, friends and well-wishers who have provided me immense encouragement, support and guidance in this journey.
“Last, but not least, I would like to thank the Greater Shepparton community, it has been an absolute pleasure to be your local Councillor and engage with you. Let’s continue to work together, for a brighter, prosperous and thriving Greater Shepparton.”
Also discussed at the meeting was the adoption of the Mayoral position description.
Profiles on Mayor Cr Seema Abdullah and Cr Dinny Adem are available here.