Alpine welcomes new Mayor

Alpine Shire Council welcomes new mayor

Alpine Shire Council has elected a new mayor for a one-year term, farewelling Councillor Jan Vonarx after one-year at the helm.
Councillor Ron Janas was elected to the position of mayor at an Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 12 and Councillor Tony Keeble was elected as Deputy Mayor.

Cr Janas said he was looking forward to taking on the role and thanked Cr Vonarx for her hard work and leadership during her time as Mayor.

“I congratulate Cr Vonarx for everything she, and Council has accomplished over the past year,” he said.

“It’s been a big year at Alpine Shire Council and there have been a number of big changes to how the organisation operates and Cr Vonarx has been a strong and focussed leader during her time as Mayor.

“I am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges, that being Mayor of Alpine Shire will bring.”
Cr Janas said one of his main goals was to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.

“We’ve done a lot of work to get our budget right, we’ve saved money and we can now focus getting the shovels and physically delivering our projects,” he said.

“I’ll continue to strengthen our partnerships with both state and federal governments and other regional shires during my time as mayor, as these partnerships are important in ensuring good outcomes for ratepayers.”

Cr Keeble said he was looking forward to working with Cr Janas to deliver the last year of Council’s four-year-plan.

“I’d like to acknowledge the work done by Cr Vonarx during her term as mayor, Jan has done a power of work and I’d like to congratulate Cr Janas for accepting the Mayoral role for 2015/16,” he said.

“In the next twelve months and leading up to the next council elections, both Ron and I will be ensuring we are delivering on the last year of our four-year council plan.

“I look forward to keeping a keen eye on the roll-out of our capital works program over the next twelve months to ensure they are delivered on time and within budget.”

Cr Keeble also encouraged residents to continue accessing councillors so their voices are heard.

“To the people we serve, our ratepayers, please make sure you keep accessing us so that your voice can continue to be heard in the council chambers,” he said.

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