Manningham’s new Mayor Cr Paul McLeish has been elected to lead the community over the next 12 months.
Cr McLeish is a Mullum Mullum Ward Councillor and was elected as Manningham’s Mayor at its Annual Meeting of Council on Thursday 7 November.
He has lived in Donvale for more than 15 years and is passionate about sustainable transport and planning for the future of Manningham.
“I am honoured to be elected Mayor by my fellow Councillors and look forward to representing and working with our community over the next 12 months.
“In our role as Councillors, it is our responsibility to listen to and advocate on behalf of our community in Manningham.
“As Mayor, I look forward to continuing to advocate for better public transport options for Manningham, including the suburban rail loop, better bus services and more. We will also continue our advocacy on the North East Link project to achieve the best outcomes for the Manningham community.
“Community engagement, planning for Manningham’s future and improving our services are also key focus areas for our Council and will continue to be a priority in the year ahead,” Cr McLeish said.
Cr McLeish thanked and acknowledged outgoing Mayor, Cr Paula Piccinini for her valued leadership over the past year.
At the same meeting, Cr Mike Zafiropoulos AM was appointed as Deputy Mayor for 2019/20.
For more information, visit manningham.vic.gov.au/annual-council-meeting-7-november-2019