Councillor Jane Smith has been elected as the first Mayor of Central Coast Council, with Councillor Chris Holstein as the Deputy Mayor.
Mayor Smith, has lived on the Coast for over 28 years, and is a first time Councillor, elected from the Gosford East ward.
Councillor Chris Holstein, former Gosford City Councillor and State Member for Gosford was elected Deputy Mayor.
Mayor Smith said it was an honour to be elected as the first Mayor and she is looking forward to the council working together with the whole of the community and in the best interests of the Central Coast.
“We will listen to the community and together we will deliver better roads, footpaths, drainage, recreational facilities and protect our waterways – this is our contract with the community,” Mayor Smith said.
“The services and infrastructure Council deliver is an essential part of maintaining our fantastic way of life here on the Coast,” Mayor Smith said.
“We need to find the right balance between delivering the infrastructure our growing community needs as well as protecting our quality of life and our local communities - I believe we are up for that challenge. “
Both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor will serve a two-year term.
The first ordinary meeting of Council to be presided over by the new Mayor will be held on Monday 9 October at 6.30pm in the Wyong Chambers.