Last night Councillor Sue Heins was elected as Deputy Mayor of Northern Beaches Council, her second time in the role.
The post of Deputy Mayor will be filled by Councillor Heins, who steps into the position vacated by Councillor Candy Bingham who did not re-contest the position this year.
Councillor Heins has been with Northern Beaches Council for the past five years and with Warringah Council previously. She currently represents the Curl Curl ward.
The position of Deputy is a 12-month appointment and is peer voted annually. The term of the previous Deputy Mayor expired this month.
Mayor Michael Regan said he is pleased to have Councillor Heins back and looks forward to working closely with her.
“Congratulations to Councillor Heins who continues to serve the community with empathy, loyalty and passion.
“There are few people like Sue – so dedicated to making a difference in their community.
“She puts in hours and hours every week for residents, local businesses, community-based projects. She is an active participant on numerous council committees not to mention charities including her current role as the Chairperson of Women & Children First (domestic violence services) and Women’s Healing Sanctuary. Council and the community are very lucky to have her,” the Mayor said.
Mayor Regan thanked the outgoing Deputy Mayor, Councillor Bingham, for her stewardship over the past two years.
“Cr Bingham works tirelessly to serve her community. Thank you for all your outstanding efforts serving the Northern Beaches community as Deputy Mayor.”
Under the Local Government Act 1993, Council may elect one of its members as Deputy Mayor and they may exercise any function of the Mayor at the request of the Mayor or if the Mayor is prevented by illness or absence.
For more information about Councillor Heins achievements see here.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians, the Gayamaygal and Garigal and their Country on which we gather today. By these words we show our respect to all Aboriginal people. We acknowledge Elders past, present and emerging and the spirits and ancestors of the Clans that lived in this area.