Councillors elect a new Deputy Mayor

Councillors elected Cr Lance Hewlett as Redland City’s new Deputy Mayor at the General Meeting this week.

Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams congratulated Cr Hewlett on his appointment.

“I look forward to building on and strengthening the leadership legacy delivered in partnership with Cr Boglary and I sincerely thank her for her strong commitment.

“I now look forward to continuing that journey with Cr Hewlett taking the reins as Deputy Mayor and working closely with him over the next twelve months,” Cr Williams said.

Division 4 Councillor, Lance Hewlett said

“I look forward to supporting the Mayor and Councillors, and I know the Mayor and I will work well together to deliver important outcomes for the City.

“We are afforded a special privilege by the people of the Redlands when we are elected and we have been collectively entrusted to lead this city,” he said.

“I’m truly humbled that my fellow Councillors have seen fit to entrust me with the position of Deputy Mayor, and I will work above and beyond to meet their expectations” he said.

Division 1 Councillor since 2008, Cr Boglary said it had been a huge honour and privilege to have held the Deputy Councillor for the past two years.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed being able serve the community and contribute on a higher level across the whole City as Deputy Mayor and want to thank my fellow Councillors for having given me the opportunity.

“I made a decision not to re-contest the position as I believe others should have the opportunity to learn and grow, something this position definitely provides.

“I have enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people in the community and I know Cr Hewlett will enjoy the broader engagement beyond his own division as well.

Today’s decision will see Cr Hewlett serve as Deputy Mayor for a one-year period, with Councillors to then vote on the person to serve as Deputy Mayor for the following 12 months.