Singleton Council has elected Cr Tony Jarrett to the term of deputy mayor for a two-year period in an ordinary vote at tonight’s Council meeting.
The election marked the end of previous deputy mayor Cr Godfrey Adamthwaite’s six years in the role, who again took up the position in one of the first resolutions of Council following the 2016 local government election after serving four years under the previous mayor, Cr John Martin.
“I have enjoyed the role, and I’m sure Cr Jarrett will do just as good a job, if not better,” he said.
Cr Jarrett will now take on the position as the result of a formal ballot process in line with State Government legislation.
In his first term of Council, Cr Jarrett paid tribute to Cr Adamthwaite and acknowledged he had “big shoes to fill” in taking on the title of deputy mayor.
“It’s a great honour to be elected by my fellow councillors,” he said.
“I look forward to stepping into the role, assisting our Mayor and bringing our community together for the benefit of the people who live and work in Singleton.”