Redland City Councillors today elected Division 6 Cr Julie Talty as Deputy Mayor at the first general meeting since the March 2020 Local Government election.
Returned Mayor Karen Williams said it was straight back to business after the Councillors’ Declaration of Office this afternoon, with the first general meeting following immediately.
“I congratulate Cr Talty on her election as Deputy Mayor and thank Cr Hewlett as he stands down after two years of service to the role,” Cr Williams said.
“Cr Talty has shown herself to be hardworking and committed during her eight years in office, providing great value to residents of Division Six.
“I look forward to working more closely during the coming years.”
Councillor Talty said it was an honour to take up the role of Deputy Mayor.
“I thank my fellow Councillors for the trust they have placed in me through this appointment and look forward to serving the entire Redlands Coast community on a more holistic level.
“Along with the rest of the nation and world, residents of Redlands Coast are facing uncertain and challenging times.
“It is a privilege to step up at a time when elected representatives are called upon to deliver collaborative and creative solutions that may not have been considered before.”
Redland City’s Councillors, sworn in today at a ceremony at Redland Performing Arts Centre, are:
Wendy Boglary (Division 1), Peter Mitchell (Division 2), Paul Golle (Division 3), Lance Hewlett (Division 4), Mark Edwards (Division 5), Julie Talty (Division 6), Tracey Huges (Division 8) and Paul Bishop (Division 10).
Rowanne McKenzie was elected as the new Councillor for Division 7 and Adelia Berridge was elected as Councillor for Division Nine.