Councillor Kevin Greene elected as first Mayor of Georges River Council

26/09/2017

Councillor Kevin Greene has been elected as the first Mayor of Georges River Council following an Extraordinary Council meeting last night (25 September 2017).

Councillor Greene, who was elected to the new Council during the Local Government Elections on 9 September and will represent Council as the Mayor for the next two years.

He will be joined for the first year by Councillor Kathryn Landsberry as Deputy Mayor.

There were two nominations for the Mayoral position – Labor’s Kevin Greene and Liberal Con Hindi who refused his nomination and threw his support behind Councillor Greene.

Councillor Hindi said “Not many cities have the opportunity to embrace a fresh start. Georges River Council will need a strong and united team of councillors working together over the next three years to achieve its full potential for the community.

“We are at a significant juncture in the history of the council and as such a significant gesture needs to be made - I’m happy to make that gesture.”

Mayor Greene said “I am honoured to be elected as Mayor of Georges River and I thank my fellow councillors for their unanimous support.

“I would like to thank the councillors for their support in electing me to the esteemed position of Mayor. I sincerely thank each and every one of you for your support. I look forward to working together,” he said.

“By working together we can continue to achieve the best possible outcomes for the community and I’m committed to ensuring this continues for the long-term.”

During his speech Mayor Greene reflected on his first time in the Council building as a Year Two student taking part in a ball Marana Hall.

“The reason I reflect on that is because the local government area provides so many diverse services to our community. Whether it’s facilities such as that or whether it’s the library that sits in the street behind us,” he said.

“Whether it’s all the other diverse services that mean so much to ensure the good life of each person in our community. We have been duly elected and are now responsible for ensuring those services are maintained.

“Most importantly we have a responsibility to our community to ensure the good name of the area in which they live and that is in itself a major responsibility.”