Cr Tanya Kehoe elected as Mayor

Published on 30 October 2019

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Mount Emu Ward Councillor Tanya Kehoe is Pyrenees Shire Council’s new Mayor for the next 12 months.

Elected at a statutory meeting on Tuesday night in Lexton, Mayor Kehoe takes over from Cr Robert Vance.

Mayor Kehoe joined Council in October 2012, served her first term as mayor in 2014/2015 before being re-elected in 2016.

The new mayor said she was looking forward to continuing to strengthen Pyrenees communities and completing key community projects over the next 12 months.

“Building the Lexton Hub, Snake Valley Linear Park and female friendly change rooms are among some of Council’s important community projects in the next 12 months,” Cr Kehoe said.

“Council will also be working through the Rural Transformation Project and discovering how we can grow our region with the OPAN project (Opportunities Pyrenees Ararat and Northern Grampians),” she said.

Mayor Kehoe’s professional experience spans teaching, pastoral care and farming.

Along with husband Bernard, Mayor Kehoe runs a sheep property at Mount Emu and has six young children. Pictured from left are Tom, Bernard with Sam, Jack, Annie, Max, Cr Kehoe and Bridget.

Mayor Kehoe thanked outgoing mayor Councillor Vance and his wife Jan for their commitment to Council over the past 12 months.

“I would like to thank the Councillors for putting their faith in me to lead them for the next year,” Cr Kehoe said.