Manningham’s new Mayor Cr Paula Piccinini

10 Nov 2018
Well Governed Council
Cr Paula Piccinini

Manningham’s new Mayor Cr Paula Piccinini has been elected to lead the community over the next 12 months. 

The Heide Ward Councillor was elected as Manningham’s Mayor at its Annual Meeting of Council on Thursday 8 November. 

Cr Piccinini, a lawyer by profession, was elected as a councillor in 2016 and is serving her first four-year term.

A former RACV board member and chairperson of EDVOS, a family violence service in Melbourne’s eastern metropolitan region, Cr Piccinini said she looked forward to serving as Manningham Mayor.

“As Councillors it is our responsibility to listen to and advocate for our community, sports clubs, residents and families, so that we can continue to make Manningham a wonderful place to live, work and visit,” she said. 

“As Mayor, I will continue to build on our recent successes. We are working towards better transport options and a healthy and inclusive Manningham.

“I am honoured to take on this role and understand it comes with significant responsibility,” Cr Piccinini said.   

During the meeting, Cr Piccinini also acknowledged the valuable contribution of outgoing Mayor Cr Andrew Conlon. 

At the same meeting, Cr Anna Chen was elected Deputy Mayor.

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