HENRY Zelones will start his third term as mayor of Armadale after being re-elected unopposed at the City’s special council meeting .
“I consider it an honour to be re-elected as mayor,” he said.
Cr Zelones was first elected as mayor in 2011.
He became a councillor for the River Ward in 1989 and with the exception of a two-year break, he has remained on the City of Armadale council for the past 25 years.
He was a founding member of the Armadale Redevelopment Authority and in 2004 was appointed to the WA Planning Commission as a deputy member. In 2010, he was appointed as commissioner.
Cr Zelones said he anticipated the City’s growth and economic development to dominate council considerations during his next term.
“With a rapidly growing community, the wish list is long and we will be working hard to deliver a range of services as efficiently as possible.
“We are now consulting with our community through the Growing Armadale campaign to gain an insight into local priorities which will assist the City as we move forward.”
Ruth Butterfield was re-elected as deputy mayor and two new councillors were welcomed.
Michelle Silver will represent Lake Ward following the defeat of longstanding councillor Jeff Munn.
Melissa Northcott was beaten by Laurence Sargeson for the Palomino Ward seat.