Councillor Burke elected Deputy Mayor
City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent congratulated Councillor Anthony Burke after
his election to Deputy Mayor at Wednesday night’s council meeting.
Councillor Burke will serve as Deputy Mayor of Cessnock City Council for the next year and have the opportunity to represent the community at various events and occasions during his term in office.
Mayor Pynsent thanked former Deputy Mayor, Councillor Allan Stapleford for his service to our community over the last three years.
“Cr Stapleford has done an outstanding job in advocating for our community during his time as Deputy Mayor and I know he will continue to do so as a Councillor.”
Newly elected Deputy Mayor, Cr Burke was born in Kurri Kurri, spent a great deal of his childhood in Abermain/Kurri Kurri and is now married and living in Cessnock.
When he is not performing his duties as a Celebrant and Master of Ceremony, he spends his time volunteering and is currently the President the Hunter Charity Network and was formerly the President of the Kurri Kurri Rotary Club.
Having a young family of his own, Cr Burke would like to see improvements in our parks and recreation areas and is passionate about connecting the local government area with cycle ways and a high quality road network. Cr Burke has a strong passion for the business community and is always looking at ways to create opportunities within the Cessnock LGA.
Cr Burke looks forward to serving as Deputy Mayor and will work hard to achieve great things for the broader Cessnock community.
“As a Council we need to be thinking innovatively to create more opportunities for our community as we look to build a strong future.”