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New mayor for Horsham

Cr Michael Ryan

Councillor Michael Ryan secured the mayoral seat following a ballot election during Monday night’s pre-statutory meeting of the Horsham Rural City Council. Cr Ryan is mayor-elect for the 2009-2010 mayoral term.
Chief executive Kerryn Shade said Cr Ryan would be formally elected and installed in office at council’s statutory meeting on December 3 at 8pm in council chambers.
“Cr Ryan was first elected to council in November 2005,” Mr Shade said.
Cr Ryan will replace Cr Bernard Gross who has been mayor of the Horsham Rural City Council for the past year. He said he was delighted to have the opportunity to represent the city as mayor for the next 12 months.
“This is an exciting and challenging time for Horsham Rural City and I know the council will continue to work to build upon the excellent reputation it has as a regional centre,” he said.
“I would like to thank my fellow councillors for the confidence they have shown in my abilities to undertake this important role as mayor.”
“It is certainly a great privilege and I will be working hard to make sure 2010 is a successful year for the municipality and its people.”
Cr Ryan believes there are numerous priorities for the city including the implementation of the environment sustainability strategy, the community engagement plan, the ongoing Horsham North project and the review of the city planning scheme.
Cr Ryan extended his gratitude to Cr Gross and his wife Audrey for their service to the Horsham community over the past year.
Cr Ryan said he was expecting a busy and challenging year ahead with major capital projects to be undertaken including the Town Hall and Regional Art Gallery redevelopment and the Dooen Intermodal Freight Hub project.
Cr Ryan was born and raised in northeast Victoria. He is a chartered accountant and currently employed with a Wimmera based logistics business. He and his wife Margaret have spent over 32 years living and raising their family in Horsham.

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Posted on Nov 26 2009

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