November 29th, 2021New mayor
CRESWICK Ward’s Cr Tim Drylie is the latest mayor of Hepburn Shire. Cr Jen Bray, from Birch Ward, is deputy mayor.
Cr Drylie said the opportunity to serve the Hepburn Shire community as mayor was an honour and he was “thrilled and humbled”.
“I feel very lucky to live and work in such a beautiful part of the world. This shire is richly abundant in natural assets that we are fortunate to have to explore, appreciate, and protect.
“I take comfort that our council can draw strength from and respond to the wisdom of a creative, hardworking and diverse community.
“The year ahead may still present uncertainties as we once again emerge and deal with the physical, mental and financial stresses of the Covid pandemic, the damage from unprecedented climate change-related weather events and constant adaptation to new and different ways of relating, living and working together.
“Over the next year, I wish to continue the good work that this council has begun in forging positive and more engaged relations with our community. We need to listen, foster local expertise and support our resilient, diverse systems including our businesses, industries, farming and community health and wellbeing.”
From left, Cr Jen Bray, Hepburn Shire town crier Philip Greenbank and Cr Tim Drylie