Cr Ron Eason elected for third term as Mayor of Pyrenees

Published on 09 November 2022


Pyrenees Shire Council has elected Cr Ron Eason again as Mayor for the next 12 months.

This is Cr Eason’s third term as Mayor after his first term during 2016-17 and second term in 2021-22.

Helping the community continue to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and the spring floods last month will be Mayor Eason’s focus coming into the New Year.

“Ongoing economic recovery from the pandemic in a climate of global uncertainty, inflation and significant national debt highlights the vulnerability of small rural councils to factors beyond our control and more recently with the floods, we now have a large list of new repairs,” Cr Eason said.

“It’s been challenging watching our small rural community struggle with the changes during the pandemic, and with the floods on top of this just when we were starting to see our community come back together for events has been a real blow. 

“I am committed to continue advocating for our Shire to get the help we need to fix the damage from the floods and to start bringing events back to our small towns,” he said.

Cr Eason was elected as a Councillor in 2012 and represents the Avoca Ward. He moved to Avoca in 2009, where he runs the Avoca Newsagency with his wife Jenny. Previously he lived and worked in Tatura for the Tatura Milk Company, which he moved to in 1988 from Footscray, where he was born and raised.

Pyrenees CEO, Jim Nolan, welcomed the re-election of Cr Eason as Mayor.

“I look forward to continuing to work with Cr Eason as he leads the Council through the next 12 months,” Mr Nolan said.

“Cr Eason’s experience as Mayor, and his knowledge and passion for the Pyrenees community means he is well prepared for the coming year,” he said.