Cr Jennifer Yang has resigned as Mayor and a councillor of the City to Manningham to focus on her official campaign to be elected to the Senate in the forthcoming Federal elections. The elections are expected to be formally announced any day now.
Ms Yang’s resignation became effective on Saturday 30 April.
As a result of her resignation, and in accordance with Council's Meeting Local Law, a Special Meeting of Council will be held on Tuesday 17 May to elect a new Mayor.
In her resignation letter, Ms Yang said that it had been an honour and privilege to serve the Manningham community for the past five and half years. She said that she particularly enjoyed working closely with the community and being an advocate for a diverse range of community issues, including services for senior citizens, young families, migrants and special needs groups.
She also expressed her most sincere gratitude to the community, Manningham Council staff and her fellow councillors for their ongoing support and friendship.