New mayor for Alpine Shire Council

Alpine Shire Council has elected a new mayor and deputy mayor to lead them for the next year.

11 November 2021

Councillor Sarah Nicholas was elected to the top spot, alongside Councillor Katarina Hughes as Deputy Mayor.

Cr Nicholas said Council is heading into 2022 committed to continue tackling vital issues on behalf of the community.

“This year saw the development and adoption of a fresh new 10-year Community Vision and four year Council Plan,” she said.

“With the help of deliberative engagement with our Community Panel, we have set clear priorities for our term on Council.

“We hit the ground running when we were sworn in a year ago, and we haven’t slowed down since.

“The ongoing social, economic and mental impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with climate change mitigation and housing availability remains at the forefront of our advocacy work, and I hope over the next year we will see some return to the way of life and connections we all enjoyed pre-COVID.”

Cr Nicholas thanked Council for their confidence in her ability to lead them, and set her sights on a safe, prosperous and unified 2022.

“It’s a great pleasure to work with my fellow Councillors on behalf of our community during a time of uncertainty and recovery, where we can make a real difference,” she said.

“The Alpine Shire community continues to face plenty of challenges and some fantastic opportunities - I'm excited to help shape the actions and achievements of the next year.”

Mayoral elections were held at Council’s November Meeting on Tuesday, 9 November.

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