Anderson elected for fifth term as mayor

Jennifer Anderson will serve her fifth term as mayor of Macedon Ranges council. (Supplied)

By Oliver Lees

West ward councillor Jennifer Anderson has been elected for her second consecutive, and fifth overall term as mayor of Macedon Ranges council.

Macedon Ranges council met for an unscheduled meeting earlier this morning to decide council’s mayor and deputy mayor.

Following the nomination of Cr Anderson and fellow west ward councillor Mark Ridgeway for the mayoral position, a majority of councillors (five) voted in favour of Cr Anderson to continue in the role.

Councillors Janette Pearce and Rob Guthrie were nominated to step in as deputy mayor following Cr Ridgeway’s term in that position.

Cr Guthrie, who was re-elected in 2020 after serving as a representative for the south ward from 2003 to 2012, was ultimately elected as council’s deputy mayor.

Both Cr Anderson and Cr Guthrie were elected for a term of one year.

More to come.