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A new mayor … a new direction?

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Mayor Ron Webb and his wife

Mayor Ron Webb and his wife

I believe our newly elected mayor, Ron Webb, will bring a new direction to the Rural City of Wangaratta.

Voted in by Crs Rosi Parisotto,  Anthony Griffiths and Lauren O’Neil, the long term block known as “the Appin Park group” or “the boys club” may well have been broken.

Mayor Ron Webb has flagged his priorities as the aging population, the global financial crisis and water /sewage issues in ruralareas which are all ‘now’ issues as opposed to the past administration’s priority of promoting Wangaratta as the centre of the universe.

Mayor Webb believes he can “give that leadership in relationship to team unity, open communication and allow each of the new candidates to develop fully to their potential and contribute to the city of Wangaratta.”

The new look council offers a good mix of experience, gender balance and age groups to provide Wangaratta with the management required in these uncertain times.

Wangaratta Chronicle report:  Ron Webb – Wangaratta’s new mayor

Border Mail report:  Webb’s joy at winning mayor poll


Written by Greg Naylor

5 December 2008 at 6:07 pm

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  1. Webb sounds like a decent bloke. In fact Leanne met his wife (while she was scrutineering the Alpine election last Sunday), who said she was (secretly) hoping he wouldn’t get back in! She said he takes the role of councillor so seriously that he is constantly reading up on all the reports & issues and it takes a lot of his time. At least now he’ll be adequately rewarded for his time – I think the mayoral allowance is going up to about $47,000 … plus luxury car.

    I wonder how he’ll get on with Sharp though? Oh well, he voted in favour of the contract renewal.

    Ray Dixon (Bright)

    7 December 2008 at 2:32 pm

  2. Ray, you’re comment reinforces my optimism that Ron Webb will be his own man and make decisions based on his own judgment rather than voting with a clique … and that must lead to change.

    Greg Naylor

    7 December 2008 at 11:51 pm

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