Cr Tony Francis was elected to Council in October 2016 for his first term as a Councillor.
He was elected Mayor for a one-year term at the Special Meeting of Council on 9 November 2016.
In his acceptance speech Cr Francis said he was humbled by the electoral support of the Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale communities and acknowledged the efforts and achievements of the previous Council. He also thanked his Council colleagues for their support.
“In reviewing how things have changed in the Borough to today, there are many things we need to be proud of.”
“Small business is a vital component of the local community, they often play a key role in providing and creating a vibe and are vital to employment opportunities for local residents. I look forward to continuing to strive towards building and maintaining a vibrant local economy,” said Cr Francis.
Cr Francis has been a rate payer in the Borough of Queenscliffe for the last 23 years, and of those 23 years, for 14 years has lived in Point Lonsdale.
In his speech on accepting the position of Mayor, Cr Francis touched on his focus on working towards bringing the Council and community together to achieve the best it can be.
The Mayor regularly writes a column in the local newspapers The Echo, Bellarine Times, The Rip and the Queenscliffe Herald. This column is a great read, with snippets of local achievements in the Borough, updates on local issues and advice on upcoming activities.
Refer to the Current councillors page of this website for further information on Cr Francis.