PORT Macquarie-Hastings Council has re-elected Lisa Intemann as deputy mayor for a second term.
The vote was unanimous and Cr Intemann was elected unopposed as deputy mayor during the first council meeting of the new term.
“It is an honour and a privilege to represent the community as deputy mayor and I thank the mayor and councillors for their confidence,” Cr Intemann said.
The deputy mayor’s term of office expires in September 2017.
Meanwhile, the mayor and eight councillors took an oath or affirmation of office at the October 5 council meeting.
They pledged to undertake office in the best interest of the people of the Port Macquarie-Hastings and faithfully and impartially carry out the functions, powers, authorities and discretion vested in them under the legislation to the best of their abilities and judgment.
Voters at the September 10 poll re-elected Peter Besseling as mayor and returned councillors Rob Turner, Michael Cusato, Justin Levido, Sharon Griffiths, Geoff Hawkins and Lisa Intemann.
The two new councillors are Peter Alley and Lee Dixon.