Council picks leadership team

Kylie Thomas remains as mayor of Kyogle. Photo: Susanna Freymark

Susanna Freymark

The vote is in.

At the Kyogle Council meeting today, Monday, September 11, councillors voted on the mayor and deputy mayor positions which will be held until council elections on September 14 next year.

Current mayor Kylie Thomas and former mayor Danielle Mulholland put their hands up for the mayoral position. John Burley and Tom Cooper were up for deputy mayor.

Ms Thomas was returned as mayor voted in by councillors James Murray, Tom Cooper, Maggie May and Rob Cullen.

Councillors Hayden Doolan, Janet Wilson and John Burley voted for Ms Mulholland.

Mr Cooper remains as deputy mayor voted in by councillors Thomas, Murray, Cullen and May.

Councillors Doolan, Wilson and Mulholland voted for Mr Burley.

At the beginning of the council meeting two residents spoke in favour of Ms Mulholland as mayor.

Lyn Parker from Woodenbong said Ms Mulholland was “the mayor we want”.

”She listens to all points of view, she was a full time mayor and works hard for our community.

”We want her back.”

CWA member Narelle Gottring from Bonalbo said Ms Mulholland “is constantly at the heart of the community”.

Ms Gottring urged councillors to elect Ms Mulholland who was “a jewel in the crown.”

Deputy mayor Tom Cooper, mayor Kylie Thomas, Councillor Danielle Mulholland and Councillor John Burley.

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