Published on 12 January 2022
Councillors Ian Tiley and Greg Clancy have been elected Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Clarence Valley at the first meeting of the newly appointed council.
The new Clarence Valley Council’s nine members were also sworn into office during the extraordinary meeting at the Grafton council chambers yesterday afternoon.
Cr Tiley has previously served as Mayor on three different councils over a total seven years – Maclean Shire from 1997-2000, Clarence Valley Council from 2005-08 and Armidale Regional Council from 2020-21.
The Emeritus Mayor said he felt humbled to be returning to the position of Mayor, marking it as “the beginning of a new era for the Clarence Valley Council”.
“We as your council will strive to ensure that our community is vibrant and viable, and that our environment and biodiversity is protected and enhanced so that we can look our future generations in the eye and say ‘we tried our best’,” Cr Tiley said.
“Improving the trust and confidence of the Clarence community will be a very high priority.
"We are committed to transparency, openness and thereby community trust and confidence in the council, which belongs to the people we are privileged to represent.”
Cr Clancy takes on the Deputy Mayor role after five years as a Clarence Valley councillor.
Both Cr Tiley and Cr Clancy will remain in their roles until September 2023, when a mid-term election will be held for the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
Read more about the new council