Councillor Tricia Hitchen has been re-elected as Penrith’s Deputy Mayor.
Cr Hitchen, who has held the position for the past 12 months, will fill the role until December 4, 2021, or until the next election in the case of further postponements of the Local Government elections.
The Liberal Councillor defeated the only other nominee, Independent Councillor Marcus Cornish, 12 votes to two during tonight’s Ordinary Council meeting.
Councillor Jim Aitken was absent.
The Local Government elections were scheduled to take place earlier this month but were moved to December 4 due to COVID-19.
The Mayoral election is expected to take place in January 2022 after the new Councillors have been sworn in.
Alena Higgins is the Weekender’s Senior News Reporter, primarily covering courts and Council issues.