Cr Jude Dwight has been elected Mayor of Knox City Council, with Cr Sorina Grasso to serve as Deputy Mayor for the next year.
Cr Dwight said she was honoured and humbled to serve as Mayor.
“It is indeed a privilege but I also understand the responsibility. In wearing these robes, which represent a tradition and rich history of local democracy, leadership and decision making here in Knox, I commit to staying grounded and remembering who I am,” she said.
“I am a resident, a ratepayer, a mum, a worker, a member of the Knox community. I am a custodian of our land and Council assets, for the benefit of this community.
“I recognise that being Mayor of the City of Knox is a privilege and a duty; an act of service, which I will undertake to the best of my abilities. I remain one among equals and encourage us all to work together for the benefit of the community that we represent.”
Cr Dwight was first elected to represent Chandler Ward in 2020. She has lived in The Basin for 19 years with her husband and their growing family.
Cr Dwight thanked outgoing mayor Cr Timmers-Leitch for her service to the community in 2022-23.
Cr Timmers-Leitch was acknowledged for her unwavering commitment and efforts to bring about change, passion, energy and genuine concern for the wellbeing of the community.
New Deputy Mayor, Cr Sorina Grasso, was first elected to represent Dinsdale Ward in 2020. She lives with her partner and daughter who was raised in Knox and is passionate about advocating for local jobs and making a difference in the community.