Councils revisit Mayor and Deputy Mayor roles

September 26, 2023 7:50 am in by
Muswellbrook Mayor Steve Reynolds. Image: Darren Cutrupi

Muswellbrook could have a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor by tonight.

The Hunter Valley Newsroom understands Jeff Drayton will nominate to challenge Steve Reynolds for leadership of the shire until the next election when the council meets tonight.

Under local government rules councils must revisit the top jobs midway through each term.

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Current Deputy Mayor Jennifer Lecky is understood not to be seeking re-election with a few councillors to contest the role.

meanwhile…..Maurice Collison was re-elected Mayor and James Burns, Deputy Mayor at last night’s meeting.

They were the only nominations for the roles.

Singleton Council is not required to do the same because Mayor Sue Moore was popularly elected by the town’s ratepayers.