Upper Lachlan Shire welcomes a new Mayor and Deputy

  • L-R: Mayor Brian McCormack and Deputy Mayor John Stafford
L-R: Mayor Brian McCormack and Deputy Mayor John Stafford

Cr Brian McCormack and Cr John Stafford are the new Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Upper Lachlan Shire.

Crs McCormack and Stafford were elected to their positions by their fellow Councillors at the first meeting of the incoming Council, held at the Crookwell Council Chambers this morning.

Cr McCormack was first elected to Crookwell Shire Council in 1987, and was elected Mayor in 1999, a role he held until the 2004 local government amalgamations.

He was appointed administrator of the newly formed Upper Lachlan Shire Council in 2004 and served as Mayor from 2004 to 2007.

Cr Stafford was newly elected to Council on 10 September 2016.

Upper Lachlan Shire Council General Manager John Bell congratulated Crs McCormack and Stafford on their appointments to their respective roles.

"Crs McCormack and Stafford will bring a mix of extensive local government experience and fresh ideas to their roles," Mr Bell said.

"I look forward to working with them, in conjunction with the incoming councillors and council staff, to meet the needs and expectations of the community."

Under recent amendments to the Local Government Act 1993, the term of office for Mayor’s elected by Councillors was increased from one to two years.

Councillors voted unanimously for the position of Deputy Mayor to be held for one year.