Councillor Sharon Morgan appointed Deputy Mayor
24 October 2014
Councillor Sharon Morgan appointed
Whangarei Mayor Sheryl Mai today named
third-term Councillor Sharon Morgan as Deputy Mayor.
“It came as a complete shock to Sharon, but she is the
right choice – she has already been a huge help,” Mayor
“Sharon has twice been elected unopposed
as Councillor for the Maungatapere/Mangakahia Ward. She is
incredibly hard working, dedicated to the community and
works well with a wide range of people.
what it takes and I know we will form a great team.”
Mayor Mai said she wanted Councillor Morgan to take up
the role of Deputy Mayor as early as possible to give
clarity to the new Council.
The past week has been
spent going over the roles, powers and responsibilities of a
Mayor, the structures, systems and major projects within the
“I have valued the opportunity to seek
advice on committee structures and start developing our
vision for the way this District will go forward,” she
Council is due to be sworn in at a public
ceremony in the Capitaine Bougainville Theatre, Forum North,
on 30 October. The first full meeting of Council, where
structures will be adopted and appointments will be
formalised, will be on 13 November.
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