New Mayor and Deputy Mayor Elected for 2021 term

Published on 18 November 2020

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Cr Danny Goss has been elected Mayor, and Cr Michael Leaney elected as Deputy Mayor following a Statutory Council Meeting at the West Gippsland Arts Centre.

In accordance with Council Meeting Procedure Local Law, Councillors put forward nominations for the position of Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

Cr Danny Goss was nominated for Mayor by Cr Joe Gauci with the motion seconded by Cr Michael Leaney.

Cr Michael Leaney was nominated for Deputy Mayor by Cr Darren Wallace with the motion seconded by Cr Ben Lucas.

Both nominations were unanimously supported by Councillors in the chamber by a show of hands.

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor will serve a full 12-month term in these roles until November 2021.

Quotes attributable to Mayor Cr Danny Goss

“I’d like to thank each Councillor for instilling your trust in me to lead the Council over the next 12 months. To the returning Councillors – congratulations – you worked really hard to get re-elected, your community wanted you back and here you are.

Congratulations to the first term Councillors, it’s great to have refreshed energy and a renewed focus.

Our job here is to represent our community. That’s why we are here. We are responsible and accountable to the Baw Baw Shire residents.  I’m pleased we have a group of Councillor’s that represent different parts of our community.

Our mandate is to make the best decisions for our community. As Councillors, we promise to listen to our community. It’s about working with people as much as we can and looking after people as much as we can.

There’s so much to do, it’s an enormous agenda. Our advocacy is extremely important now more than ever before and high on the agenda. We have big infrastructure projects to achieve for our community from transport and sporting facilities to the Baw Baw Civic Precinct Masterplan, Precinct Structure Plans and our Place Making Program.”

Quotes attributable to Deputy Mayor Cr Michael Leaney

“I’m honoured to be elected as the Deputy Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Council and thank my fellow Councillors for their support. As Deputy Mayor, I will continue to work hard for the entire Shire and work closely with Mayor Goss to ensure our Shire prospers as we emerge from challenging times.”

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