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New Deputy Mayor begins new role

Palmerston Alderman Mick Spick has commenced his new role as the City’s next Deputy Mayor following the conclusion of previous Deputy Mayor Damian Hale’s five-month tenure in the position.

Deputy Mayor Spick will perform this role from Wednesday 19 September 2018 to Tuesday 19 February 2019 (inclusive), having been elected by his Council colleagues at the Ordinary Meeting on the 7th August.

On acceptance, Alderman Spick thanked his fellow Elected Members for their support. “I am honoured to be given this opportunity. I look forward to serving the community in this new role and continuing working together with my Alderman colleagues to make Palmerston a place for people”.

At its first ordinary meeting as the new Council, Elected Members endorsed the terms for the position of Deputy Mayor to be for a term of five months, allowing the opportunity for all Aldermen to fill the role. 

“On behalf of Council I would like to officially welcome Mick to the role as Deputy Mayor, I know he will represent the Palmerston community with great dignity and pride, as he has already displayed in his role as an Alderman,” City of Palmerston Mayor Athina Pascoe-Bell said.

“I also would like to thank Alderman Hale for his service over the past five months and his commitment to the position as the first Deputy Mayor for the 9th Council,” Mayor Pascoe-Bell added. 

Mick lives with his wife in the suburb of Driver. His interests include all codes of footy having laced up the boots at least once to jump on the field for each code. Personal motivators include veteran's affairs, social issues and improving the local area for everyone.

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