Heide Ward Councillor Michelle Kleinert has been elected Mayor and Koonung Ward Councillor, Mike Zafiropoulos as Deputy Mayor for 2016 -17 at a Special Meeting of Council on Tuesday 8 November, 2016.
It is Cr Kleinert’s first term as Manningham Mayor, having been originally elected to Council in 2012.
Cr Kleinert thanked the residents of Heide Ward for her re-election and her fellow Councillors for electing her as Mayor. She promised to continue her efforts to represent the community with all her energy.
“With five Councillors returned from the previous Council and four new Councillors with a range of new skill sets, I believe we have a wonderful blend of experience with enthusiasm, innovation and fresh ideas.”
“I look forward to developing a cohesive team environment and a smooth working relationship between Councillors, officers and most importantly our community.”
“I appreciate this opportunity to represent our City and play a role in guiding its future and thank everyone for the faith they have shown in me. I’m honoured to be elected Mayor and very proud to be given the opportunity to serve our community,” she said.