Councillor David Walton was elected as Deputy Mayor at last night’s Council meeting.
The post of Deputy Mayor was made vacant when Councillor Sue Heins was elected as the new Mayor.
Councillor Walton has served as a councillor since 2017, representing Curl Curl ward.
Cr Walton was previously a Police Officer, Detective and Commander of the Northern Beaches Local Area Command, where he was awarded the NSW Police and National Police Medals.
Cr Walton has more than 20 years’ experience on commercial and NSW Government Boards, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has served in the local community as Deputy President of Queenscliff SLSC, Deputy Chairman of the Special Olympics Sydney Northern Beaches and President of Manly Swimming Club.
The position of Deputy is a 12-month appointment and is peer voted annually.
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.
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