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Cr Steve Staikos re-elected as Kingston Mayor

11 November 2021

Councillor Steve Staikos has been re-elected as Mayor and will continue to lead the Kingston community for the next 12 months.

Bunjil Ward Councillor Staikos has served on Council for 13 years and has been voted by his councillor colleagues to serve as Mayor for a fourth term, having previously served in 2009-10, 2017-18 and 2020-21.

Cr Staikos said he was honoured that his colleagues had placed their trust in him again.

“This year will be a key time for Kingston as we support and encourage our community groups and businesses to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and lockdowns,” Cr Staikos said. 

Cr Staikos said Kingston also had a unique opportunity to provide our local knowledge to influence great outcomes for our community on major projects being delivered by the Victorian Government, including the Chain of Parks project, Suburban Rail Loop and Level Crossing Removals.

“We have a federal election in the next few months, and a state election around 12 months away, a key focus of this Mayoral term is to secure support from the Victorian and the Commonwealth Governments for our priority projects, that are important to the people of the City of Kingston.

“Council will continue working hand-in-hand with our community and I am confident that together we can deliver a bright future for the City of Kingston,” Cr Staikos said.

Wattle Ward Councillor Jenna Davey-Burns was elected as Deputy Mayor for the next 12 months.

“I am proud to represent Kingston as Deputy Mayor and look forward to working collaboratively with the Mayor, councillors and the community to achieve positive results for the people of Kingston,” Cr Davey-Burns said.

“I love where we live and there are some very exciting opportunities ahead for our community. I am looking forward to sharing many special moments with residents and community organisations alike.”

 

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