Deputy Mayor enjoying new challenge

Media release - 21 July 2017

Having been delegated to act in the role of Mayor for a couple of weeks, while Mayor Liz Campbell is on holiday, Cr Ashley Williams is enjoying stepping up from his normal role of Deputy Mayor.  

As a father of four, President of the Macleay Valley Rangers Football Club and business owner, Ashley is no stranger to being busy and has fitted the additional Council work into his schedule.

Ashley was first elected to Council in September 2012 and re-elected in last year’s local government elections. In October 2016 his fellow Councillors elected him as Deputy Mayor for a minimum one year term.

“I’ve attended functions and met with ratepayers on the Mayor’s behalf before. With the Mayor away on a planned family holiday until the first week of August, this is a great opportunity for me to really add more to my local government experience.

“This week I’ve chaired my first Councillor workshop and then chaired Tuesday’s Council meeting. There is a lot of legislation and procedure that goes with a formal Council meeting and I’d like to thank my fellow Councillors, many of whom are very experienced, for their support and guidance.

“It’s certainly a busy time, but an exciting one for the Macleay. Our future is bright and as a 30 year old local father I’m honoured to be giving 100% to our Shire and its ratepayers,” said Cr Williams.