Source: Manly Daily
Following another fiery council meeting, Michael Regan overcame stiff competition from rival Rory Amon to be named mayor.
Northern Beaches Council mayor Michael Regan. Picture: Adam Yip / Manly Daily
Michael Regan remains the only mayor to have served Northern Beaches Council after being voted back into the top job by his fellow councillors.
Cr Regan saw off a challenge from rival Cr Rory Amon by a vote of nine to six.
The Curl Curl ward councillor is fast becoming one of the most experienced and senior figures in local government across NSW.
He has been a mayor since September 2008, apart from the 16 months Dick Persson acted as administrator for the newly formed Northern Beaches Council from
May 2016 to September 2017.
Candy Bingham will take over as deputy mayor. Picture: Adam Yip / Manly Daily
He was Warringah mayor from September 2008 up until its closure in May 2016.
He then continued where he left off at Northern Beaches Council where he has been mayor since 2017.
“I thank my colleagues for their confidence to elect me as Mayor for another term,” he said.
“It is both an honour and privilege to serve the great community of the northern beaches.”
He will be assisted by deputy mayor Candy Bingham, who replaces Cr Sue Heins.
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Cr Bingham is another stalwart of local government in Sydney having served on the former Manly council from 2012 to 2016.
Cr Rory Amon got six votes but it was not enough to beat Cr Regan. Adam Yip/ Manly Daily
“I am proud of how much we have done already but there is still so much to do and I look forward to continuing to work with new deputy mayor Candy Bingham
and other councillors to make the northern beaches even better,” Mayor Regan said.
“We have an exciting year ahead with a full program of infrastructure improvements, quality service delivery and world class events to oversee.
“Plus some projects that will be critical for the future of our area like the release of our draft blueprint for the next 20 years and our strategy to
protect and enhance our environment now and into the future.”
Both positions will be held until September 11 2020 when the NSW Government will hold a general council election.