Cr Theresa Fedeli says being mayor of the fastest growing local government in the entire nation is exciting.
Speaking after she was elected Mayor of Camden to replace Peter Sidgreaves, Cr Fedeli said she was honoured to serve as the 34th Mayor of Camden.
Cr Fedeli defeated Labor councillor Paul Farrow in the ballot for the top job, held during the last Ordinary Council meeting.
“It’s an exciting time to be the Mayor of such a dynamic and prosperous area,” Mayor Fedeli said.
“Camden is officially the fastest growing local government area in Australia and we welcome more than 170 new residents every week.
“From road upgrades to library programs, our fantastic events to new facilities and playgrounds, I look forward to leading and being even more involved in everything Council does for our residents.
“I would like to thank my fellow councillors for the opportunity to serve as mayor and look forward to working with them all for the benefit of our community.
“I would also like to congratulate and thank Cr Sidgreaves for his service and achievements as mayor over the last seven months,” Cr Fedeli said.
Deputy Mayor, Cr Rob Mills said he was also excited to be elected deputy mayor and was ready to take on the role.
“I’d like to thank my fellow councillors for the opportunity to serve in this capacity and for all their support.
“Together, I believe we can continue achieving some truly remarkable results for the Camden area, and all the people who live and work here,” Cr Mills said.
Mayor Fedeli and Deputy Mayor Mills will serve for the remaining 17 months of the original two-year term, until September 2020, when local government elections are due for new four year terms.