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26 September 2012
Councillor Ned Attie has been elected Auburn Mayor for 2012/13, with first-term Councillor Salim Mehajer elected Deputy Mayor.
The ten popularly elected Auburn Councillors voted on the Mayor and Deputy Mayor roles at tonight’s Extraordinary Council Meeting announced in front of a public gallery.
Cllr Attie said he is up to the challenge of serving the people of Auburn and is privileged to have the opportunity.
“I thank my fellow Councillors for their faith in me as the new Mayor of Auburn and I congratulate Cllr Mehajer as Deputy Mayor,” Cllr Attie said.
“There are some new faces, but we are a Council and I look forward to helping the community while we work together as a team.”
Cllr Attie stated that the community is his focus and outlined the opportunity for Council to start afresh.
“I am particularly proud of the community focus here at Council, which I know is highly regarded across Sydney for health and safety initiatives, emphasis on events and inclusiveness in a multicultural society,” he said.
“The residents, local businesses and visitors will continue to be the focus and, while we already provide great services to them, we can still do better and I’m determined to see that happen.”
The ten Councillors were announced earlier this month after the local government elections on 8 September. The Councillors are elected on a four year term, with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor serving for a 12-month period.