Gash now deputy mayor

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Jeff Gash has been ap­pointed deputy mayor of the South Waikato by new mayor and for­mer deputy Jenny Shat­tock.

Gash, who is a sec­ond term coun­cil­lor, said he was thrilled about work­ing with and sup­port­ing Shat­tock in her new role as mayor.

‘‘It is an hon­our to be asked to serve as deputy mayor of the South Waikato, tak­ing over from mayor Shat­tock, where she left off,’’ he said.

‘‘The make-up of the new coun­cil is pleas­ing and I am look­ing for­ward to work­ing closely with ev­ery­one.’’

Shat­tock said the ap­point­ment has the full sup­port of all the newly elected coun­cil­lors and Gash was ap­pointed based on his cre­den­tials.

‘‘Deputy mayor Gash has served three years on coun­cil, has a solid grasp on coun­cil pro­ce­dures and un­der­stands the role of gov­er­nance,’’ she said.

‘‘To­gether with his wife and three daugh­ters he has lived in our com­mu­nity for 15 years and has held a num­ber of roles, in­clud­ing more than 13 years in law en­force­ment, 12 years in a lo­cal busi­ness and a host of gov­er­nance roles.’’

‘‘On be­half of coun­cil­lors and coun­cil staff I wish deputy mayor Gash all the best with the role and I am look­ing for­ward to his sup­port as we head into the new term,’’ she said.

‘‘The make-up of the new coun­cil is pleas­ing and I am look­ing for­ward to work­ing closely with ev­ery­one.’’

Jeff Gash is the new deputy mayor of the South Waikato.

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