Cr Marcia Timmers-Leitch has been elected Mayor of Knox City Council, with Cr Jude Dwight to serve as Deputy Mayor for the next 12 months.
Cr Timmers-Leitch said it was an honour and a privilege to be elected Mayor.
‘I feel I am ready to take on this challenge and look forward to working with and leading this councillor team as we enter in to our third year,’ she said.
‘I know we have some serious decisions to make this year on many issues. I’m looking forward to good quality decision-making and working together as a team to deliver for our community.’
Cr Timmers-Leitch was first elected to represent Collier Ward in a March 2019 by-election. She has lived in Wantirna for the past 15 years, spent over 10 years volunteering and been involved with many local early years facilities and sporting clubs. She runs a franchise with her husband Geoff, with whom she shares three children.
Cr Timmers-Leitch thanked outgoing mayor, Cr Susan Laukens, for her service to the community in 2021-22. Cr Laukens was acknowledged for her tireless service, bringing renewed energy and zest to the role, giving from the heart and being a model of strength.
Cr Dwight, who was first elected to represent Chandler Ward in 2020, has lived in The Basin for 18 years with her husband and their growing family. She strives for transparency, integrity and a genuine partnership between Council and the community in her role as Deputy Mayor.