Chang­ing of guard

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS - Mitchell Shire Mayor Bill Chisholm wants to see the shire grow pros­per­ously.

New Mitchell Shire Coun­cil Mayor Bill Chisholm says he wants to see the shire con­tinue to grow and re­main prosperous in both ru­ral and ur­ban ar­eas for many years to come.

Mr Chisholm was elected Mayor, along­side new Deputy Mayor Cr David Atkin­son, at last week’s Coun­cil meet­ing, re­plac­ing Rhonda Sanderson and Cr David Lowe af­ter two years as Mayor and Deputy Mayor re­spec­tively.

‘‘A key focus for me is work­ing across the mu­nic­i­pal­ity to sup­port ur­ban and ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties, pro­vid­ing sta­bil­ity and build­ing on the work of the last two years,’’ Mr Chisholm said.

‘‘I want to con­tinue to build on our vi­sion for cre­at­ing live­able com­mu­ni­ties with a focus on com­mu­nity en­gage­ment, eco­nomic devel­op­ment, roads and mak­ing our com­mu­ni­ties safer and more re­silient.

‘‘I look for­ward to work­ing to­wards this with the as­sis­tance of my fel­low coun­cil­lors, staff, the broader com­mu­nity and the Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment.’’

Dur­ing the meet­ing, Cr Sanderson tabled the an­nual May­oral Re­port which she said showed good in­di­ca­tion of the growth through the shire.

‘‘To­gether we have built a solid foun­da­tion with the new coun­cil over the past two years which has been fan­tas­tic,’’ she said.

‘‘We have fo­cused on coun­cil’s mis­sion which is to work with our com­mu­nity to cre­ate a great qual­ity of life.

‘‘I am very proud of the work we have achieved in such a short time. I would like to thank my fel­low coun­cil­lors, the for­mer Deputy Mayor, staff, our gov­ern­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tives and our com­mu­nity for their sup­port of Mitchell Shire and their ac­tive in­volve­ment in our projects.

‘‘These part­ner­ships have been a key to our suc­cess, and I look for­ward to see­ing this work con­tinue un­der the new lead­er­ship. I would like to also con­grat­u­late Cr Chisholm and Cr Atkin­son, I know they will do a great job and I wish them all the best.’’


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