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Palmy Council’s new Deputy Mayor steps in

City of Palmerston Councillor Amber Garden has been elected by her peers to take on the role of the city’s Deputy Mayor. 

Councillor Garden will perform this role commencing 18 April 2022 to 11 November 2022 (inclusive). 

City of Palmerston Councillors are nominated every 207 days to fill the role of Deputy Mayor. This allows for all Councillors to have a stint as the family city’s Deputy Mayor. On brand as ‘A Place for People’, Councillors are humble in nominating and electing one another for the 6-month position. 

Councillor Garden has been a City of Palmerston Elected Member since 2018 and is an active member of Council and the Palmerston community, so stepping up to fulfil the Deputy Mayor duties comes quite naturally to her. 

“We are privileged to have a group of Councillors at Palmerston who can all step up to take on the Deputy Mayor role, and I’m especially humbled to have been elected by my peers for a third time since becoming a Palmerston elected representative,” said Councillor Garden. 

Mayor Athina Pascoe-Bell congratulated Councillor Garden. 

“I congratulate Councillor Garden for the nomination and the acceptance and I sure she will bring a lot to this important role.” 

I look forward to working closely with her over the next 207 days.” 

I would like to thank Councillor Sarah Henderson for her hard work as Deputy Mayor, especially for her support to me in my role over the past few months,” she said. 

City of Palmerston hold their Council meetings every first and third Tuesday of the month from 5:30pm at Council Chambers, Civic Centre, 1 Chung Wah Terrace Palmerston. All Council meetings are open to the public and we encourage you to join.  

For more information, visit palmerston.nt.gov.au 

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