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Albany elects new leadership

Published on Tuesday, 24 October 2023 at 2:04:04 PM

In what was a significant election over the weekend, attracting a voter turnout of 38 percent; local businessman and councillor Greg Stocks is set to take over the role of Mayor of the City of Albany for the next four years.

Mr Stocks brings an impressive 12 years of experience on Council, with 8 of those years spent as the Deputy Mayor, proving himself to be a committed advocate for the community. His vision, leadership, and passion for Albany has resonated with electors.

His education and business background has contributed expertise to the council, driving innovation, economic growth, and educational initiatives, that have benefited Albany's community liveability.

Mr Stocks expressed his gratitude for the support he has received during his campaign and outlined his commitment to continuing the progress of Albany.

“I have been fortunate to serve our community for many years, and I am eager to build on our past achievements with my fellow Council members and continue to grow our community,” he said.

“I am thankful to Dennis Wellington for his tenure as Mayor, during which he has left the city in excellent financial health, enhanced our community facilities, and established a clear sustainable long-term vision for the future of the City of Albany.

“This election is not just a victory for me; it's a win for our entire community. Together, we will shape a bright future for Albany, where resident's voices are heard, and Albany continues to thrive as a vibrant and inclusive community for all.”

Alongside Mayor-Elect Stocks, the City extends its congratulations to successful candidates Craig McKinley, Lynn MacLaren, and Mario Lionetti, and warmly welcomes back Paul Terry, who has been re-elected to serve our community.

Chief Executive Officer Andrew Sharpe said he is excited to work with the new Council team.

“I am confident that the wide range of perspectives and the wealth of current experience among our Council members will enhance our capacity to make well-informed decisions and further enhance the Albany community,” he said.

“I am eager to collaborate with the new Council and draw upon their unique insights and expertise, as we navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

“I would like to thank retiring Mayor Dennis Wellington and Deputy Mayor Sandie Smith, and outgoing Councillors John Shanhun, Chris Thomson and Matt Benson-Lidholm for their leadership and dedication to our community over the period of their tenure.”

The final election results can be found at:

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