Ararat has another new Mayor
The Ararat Rural City Council elected Councillor Gwenda Allgood as the new Mayor, at a special meeting last night.
Cr Allgood as been Acting Mayor since the resignation of controversial former Mayor Glenda McLean, who had to moved to far north Queensland and was planning on being a 'fly-in, fly-out' Mayor.
Cr Peter Beales nominated Cr Allgood for the position and no other nominations were put forward.
Cr Jo Armstrong was also elected as Deputy Mayor and was nominated by Cr Beales and seconded by Cr Bill Braithwaite.
Both Mayor Allgood and Deputy Mayor Armstrong will hold the leadership roles for the remainder of this term, which ends in October.