New Kingston Mayor elected
8 November 2016
Councillor David Eden has been elected to lead the Kingston community for the next 12 months as the city’s Mayor.
Cr Eden, who was elected as the City of Kingston’s 20th Mayor at special council meeting on 7 November, said he was honoured to serve as Mayor.
Cr Eden is serving his second four-year term as a councillor, following his election in 2012 as Kingston’s youngest ever councillor.
“It is a great privilege and responsibility to represent our community as Mayor and I will focus on listening to our community, building productive partnerships and seeking out innovative solutions to help make Kingston an even better place to live, work and enjoy,” Cr Eden said.
Cr Eden said his priorities during his Mayoral term would be protecting neighbourhood character, enhancing our natural environment and continually assessing the many services offered by Council to ensure they remain responsive to community needs.
Cr Rosemary West OAM was elected as Deputy Mayor. Cr West has served as a Kingston councillor for over a decade.
The new Kingston Council includes seven re-elected councillors along with two new councillors.
North ward – Re-elected councillors Tamara Barth and Steve Staikos are joined by newcomer George Hua.
Central ward – Re-elected councillors Ron Brownlees OAM, Rosemary West OAM and Geoff Gledhill
South ward – Re-elected councillors Tamsin Bearsley and David Eden are joined by newcomer Georgina Oxley.