Kingston Mayor Hadi Saab appointed to state advisory panel
Published on 06 April 2023
Kingston Mayor Hadi Saab has been appointed to Victoria’s Local Government Mayoral Advisory Panel for 2023.
The panel is made up of 13 mayors from urban, regional, and rural areas across the state and provides the Local Government Minister Melissa Horne with advice on legislative, regulatory, strategic and policy issues that affect councils and local communities.
Cr Saab said it is a great opportunity and honour to be selected for the panel in his first term as mayor.
“This is a great way for me to champion communities and Councils with the Victorian Government,” Cr Saab said.
“It’s essential that all levels of government work collaboratively to find solutions for issues impacting our communities, our state and our nation.
“While I’m looking forward to hearing the different perspectives of councils from across Victoria and finding ways to work together for the good of our communities, I’m also taking this opportunity to represent the sector with feedback from Kingston and its residents to ensure there is ongoing trust in the ability of local government to deliver.
Cr Saab said it was a privilege to be invited to advocate strongly for not only the Kingston community, but also for local councils as a whole.
“Kingston’s councillors are proud to play an active role advocating for the community and our city is now very well represented with councillors taking the opportunity to represent council across the sector.
“My appointment follows Cr Steve Staikos being elected to the Municipal Association of Victoria board and Cr Jenna Davey-Burns’ serving on the Gender Equality Advisory Committee to the Minister,” Cr Saab said.