Cr Rankine Elected Mayor
Bass Coast Shire Council elected Cr Neil Rankine as its new Mayor at a Statutory Meeting this afternoon.
Nominated by former Mayor, Cr Clare Le Serve, Cr Rankine was the only nomination for the position.
Cr Rankine said Council had spent many hours deliberating the election before coming to a decision.
“I’m constantly astounded at how united this Council is. We have totally different views on all different issues, but we continue to come together and find out what is best for the Shire,” Cr Rankine said.
“I hope I can do the job well for the whole Shire and I intend to do my very best. With the support of my Councillors, we will work together as a team.”
Cr Kimberley Brown was elected Deputy Mayor and was also the only nomination for the position.
Councillors voted unanimously for the Mayor and Deputy Mayor to remain in their positions for 12 months.