Council elects new Mayor

Friday, 24 November 2017

Cr Susan Salter was elected as the new Mayor of the Borough of Queenscliffe Council for a term of one year at Council’s Ordinary Meeting on Thursday 23 November 2017.

Cr Boyce Pizzey was elected as the Deputy Mayor, also for a one-year term.

In her acceptance speech Cr Salter spoke of her long term connections within the local community.

“I would like to thank the residents of the Borough for re-electing me last year and trusting me to serve the community,” said Cr Salter.

“I look forward to working with everyone in the year to come,” she said.

Cr Salter was elected to Council in October 2012 and re-elected for a second term in October 2016. She has lived in Queenscliff for nearly 30 years and has been actively involved in a number of community organisations, book groups and community groups. Cr Salter is a retired maths teacher and is known to many community members thorough her various roles at the Bellarine Secondary College. She was the president of the Queenscliff Neighbourhood House for 10 years. Cr Salter has a particular interest in trees, especially historical and native trees, and has extensive experience in creating public gardens and managing public open spaces.

Cr Pizzey was elected to Council in October 2016. Cr Pizzey, his wife Rhonda and their family have enjoyed their property in Queenscliff since the early 1980s. He served as Director Historic Buildings Council Victoria (now Heritage Victoria) from 1976 to 1986 and as Deputy Director of the Museum of Victoria from 1986 to 1998. Cr Pizzey has been a member of the Queenscliffe Restoration Fund Committee and the Council’s Heritage Portfolio Advisory Committee. In 2014 he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to the Arts through development of cultural institutions and conservation of heritage.

Councillor portfolios allocations for the next twelve months are as follows:

Community Wellbeing Portfolio: Cr Susan Salter

Environmental Sustainability Portfolio: Cr Tony Francis

Governance and Performance Portfolio: Cr Bob Merriman

Local Economy Portfolio: Cr Ross Ebbels

Planning and Heritage Portfolio: Cr Boyce Pizzey