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Cr Collin Ross was elected mayor of the Cardinia Shire at council’s annual statutory meeting on Monday 13 November.
Now in his 10th term as a councillor, Cr Ross welcomed the appointment and expressed his gratitude and optimism for the coming year.
“It is an honour to be elected to represent our community as mayor over the next 12 months,” Cr Ross said.
“Having served as a councillor for the past decade, I am eager to be leading this council through its second term and to continue working together to achieve our council plan objectives.
“As elected councillors, we are here to represent and speak to the needs of our community. For me, the next 12 months as mayor provide an opportunity to build people’s connection with the council, so that we are doing just that.”
In addition, Cardinia Shire’s 2016-’17 mayor, Cr Brett Owen was elected deputy mayor for 2017-‘18.
Cr Ross thanked Cr Brett Owen for his commitment to his role as mayor over the past 12 months.
“Our previous mayor, Cr Brett Owen, has done a great job leading this council through its first term as we developed our four-year council plan and laid the foundations for our full term,” Cr Ross said.
“I am looking forward to having his support as deputy mayor over the next year.”

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