Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to announce that Councillor John Rooney has been elected as the first Mayor of the Snowy Monaro region.
The inaugural meeting of the recently elected Council was held tonight (Tuesday, September 26) with Councillors Bob Stewart, Peter Beer, and John Rooney contesting the Mayoral vote.
Cr Rooney was elected Mayor ahead of Cr Stewart and Cr Beer.
Councillors Lynley Miners and Brian Old ran for Deputy Mayor with Cr Miners elected into the role.
Both Cr Rooney and Cr Miners will serve two-year terms.
Snowy Monaro Regional Council General Manager, Joe Vescio, congratulated the new Mayor and Deputy Mayor on their appointments.
“I’d like to wish Cr Rooney and Cr Miners the very best for their two-year terms as Mayor and Deputy Mayor. This is an exciting time for the Snowy Monaro, and I look forward to working with the new Council,” Mr Vescio said.