Clr Jerome Laxale re-elected as Mayor
Published on 28 September 2021
Clr Jerome Laxale has been re-elected as City of Ryde Mayor at an Extraordinary Council Meeting.
Clr Laxale – a Councillor from the West Ward – will continue to serve as Mayor until local government elections, which are scheduled to take place on 4 December 2021.
He has previously served as Mayor between 2015 and 2016 as well as between 2017 up until the current period.
Clr Laxale said he was honoured to continue as City of Ryde Mayor.
“While this election was held in somewhat unusual circumstances, it is still a tremendous privilege to be given the opportunity to serve the community as Mayor,” Clr Laxale said.
“The past two years have been some of the most challenging we will ever face due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but I am proud of the job that this Council has done to support everyone in the community up until this point and into the future.
“I would like to thank my fellow councillors for their continued support and look forward to working with them as we navigate our way out of COVID-19 restrictions and continue to represent the community in the lead-up to the local government elections in December.” Clr Roy Maggio – a Councillor from the East Ward – was elected as City of Ryde Deputy Mayor.
“I’d like to thank the councillors that supported me tonight,” Clr Maggio said.
“The role of Deputy Mayor of the City of Ryde is an important one but will not divert from my commitment to be open and accessible to my constituents, to always listen to their concerns and to continue to passionately advocate in their collective interest.
“I congratulate Mayor Laxale on his re-election and look forward to a productive working relationship ahead of December’s council elections. We’ve got plenty of work to do.”