First all-female leadership in Knox history

Congratulations to Cr Nicole Seymour on her election as Mayor of Knox City Council, also to Cr Marcia Timmers-Leitch as Deputy Mayor for the next 12 months.

The election of Crs Seymour and Timmers-Leitch marks the first time in Knox City Council history that the roles of both Mayor and Deputy Mayor have been served by female Councillors.

Cr Seymour is a long-term Knox resident, having lived in the Tirhatuan Ward for over 20 years. Cr Seymour has been an active participant in the local community since her teenage years and was elected to Council in 2012.

Cr Seymour said the opportunity to serve as Mayor of Knox was a great honour and expressed thanks to Council and to the community as a whole. ‘I am truly thankful to my peers for their vote of support and I am confident that our varied perspectives and personalities can work harmoniously to deliver great outcomes for the community we all serve so passionately,’ said Cr Seymour. ‘The next year will be crucial for this Council, and we need a year of strength, of unity and of clarity. That’s what I promise to deliver to my fellow councillors and to the Knox community.’

Council also took the opportunity to thank outgoing Mayor Dobson Ward Cr Jake Keogh. Cr Keogh was recognised for his sound judgment and for bringing a fresh and energetic style to Council.

The new Deputy Mayor, Cr Timmers-Leitch has lived in the heart of Wantirna’s Collier Ward for 12 years, running a small business with her husband and raising her three school-aged children, and has a background in commerce and marketing.

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