Cr Robert Vance elected Mayor of Pyrenees for 2023-24

Published on 01 November 2023


De Cameron Ward Councillor Robert Vance has been elected as Mayor for the next 12 months.

Elected at a statutory meeting on Tuesday night in Lexton, Cr Vance takes over from Cr Ron Eason.

This is Cr Vance’s fourth term as Mayor after his terms in 2008-09, 2013-14, 2018-19.

The new mayor said he was looking forward to continuing to strengthen Pyrenees communities over the next 12 months.

“Many of our communities are still recovering from the floods we had in October and November last year, and it’s important we do what we can to continue to support that recovery and build resilient communities for the future,” Cr Vance said.

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Newly elected Pyrenees Shire Mayor Cr Robert Vance with wife Jan and children Tracey and Darren

Cr Vance is a sheep farmer and has spent two decades in local government being first elected to the then-Avoca Shire Council in 1987. He joined the Pyrenees Shire Council after the amalgamations in 1996 until 2002. He was re-elected in 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to give back to my community both as a councillor and as Mayor for the next 12 months,” Cr Vance said.