Mayor calls for responsible voting in upcoming elections
13-08-2012 12:00 AM
Following the announcement that he is retiring from public office, Mayor of Gosford City, Councillor Laurie Maher OAM is urging residents to vote responsibly in the upcoming September local government elections.
First elected to Council in 2004, Cr Maher has served four one year terms as Mayor, including the past two years and has held a number of high profile positions across the community.
Having seen Gosford Council develop into a strong and cohesive entity during his time in office, Clr Maher hopes to see the Council continue in this direction.
“At the time I was elected, Gosford Council was somewhat dysfunctional and I have witnessed its transformation over the past eight years.
“This can largely be attributed to the hard work and cooperation of the Councillors serving in the previous two terms.
“While as Councillors and individuals we will always have differing viewpoints, we have been able to put these aside to work for the good of our community.
“We have enjoyed a number of notable achievements together including the Surf Club Redevelopment Program, fluoridation of our water supply and the establishment of the Central Coast Water Corporation,” said Clr Maher.
Clr Maher has thanked his fellow Councillors and wished the incoming Council every success.
“It has been an honour and a privilege to work alongside many people I respect and admire – fellow Councillors and staff – in serving the people of Gosford.
“I would like to thank each and every person who has assisted in realising the visions of Council and our community over the past eight years and wish the incoming Councillors all the best in their endeavours.
“I encourage all residents to consider their choices for candidates carefully in these upcoming elections to ensure the new Council can continue this positive momentum and work together for the good of Gosford City”, Clr. Maher said.