Mayor re-elected and new Deputy Mayor elected by peers

Published on Wednesday, 25 October 2023 at 1:51:37 PM

At a Special Council Meeting held on Tuesday 24 October 2023, Cr Kathryn Hamilton was re-elected as Town of Bassendean Mayor unopposed, and Cr Paul Poliwka was elected as Deputy Mayor.

Deputy Mayor Paul Poliwka said that he believed his skill set was complimentary to that of the Mayor’s, and he saw his role as being a supporting role to the Mayor.

Deputy Mayor Poliwka highlighted his work in commercial litigation as a boon to the role.

Cr Emily Wilding and Cr Tallan Ames also nominated for the position of Deputy Mayor. On his appointment, Deputy Mayor Poliwka thanked Council for trusting him to take the position and noted the high calibre of the other nominees. 

New councillors Cr Jamayne Burke and Cr Ken John were also sworn in at the Special Council Meeting.

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