The City of Moonee Valley Council has re-elected its mayor, marking the first time in Council’s history that a mayor has been re-elected for a consecutive mayoral term.
Rose Hill Ward Councillor, Pierce Tyson, was re-elected to the position and is also the youngest serving Mayor in Moonee Valley’s history.
Mayor Tyson said that he was thrilled and proud to be elected to represent Moonee Valley as Mayor, in what will be the final year of the current Council’s four-year term.
“I am absolutely honoured to be re-elected as Mayor of this city I love so much, particularly as we go into the last year of our term,” Mayor Tyson said.
“I’m so proud of what we have achieved to date. Some of these are multi-million dollar projects that will serve our community for many years to come, such as our magnificent $32.3 million Djerring Flemington Hub, the major improvements to the Flemington Library and our upgrade to the Keilor East Leisure Centre.”
“In the coming year our growing community also has the $5 million expansion of our Ascot Vale Library to break ground and get on with.
“Of course, other achievements cannot be measured in bricks and mortar. I’m so excited to see our new arts and culture strategy, Igniting Creativity in Moonee Valley 23-27, begin to transform our municipality into a vibrant hub of nightlife and arts practice, making Moonee Valley a preferred destination for not just art and culture lovers, but the creatives who nourish us with their talents.
“And as part of this creative ‘ignition’, I cannot wait to welcome our community back to our first Moonee Valley Festival this coming February.
“We have a lot to look forward to in Moonee Valley, so I cannot wait to continue to lead Council in its important work. I thank my fellow Councillors for once again showing their faith in me to lead it.”
Three time Mayor and Buckley Ward Councillor, Narelle Sharpe, was elected as Deputy Mayor.