Cr Bruce Harwood elected Mayor of City of Greater Geelong

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Eleven new Councillors were sworn in, taking the Oath of Office and signing the Councillor Code of Conduct in front of family and friends.
This was followed by a Councillor vote at which Cr Bruce Harwood was elected as Mayor.

Bruce Harwood has served as a Councillor for 13 years and has previously held the position of Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

Born and educated in Geelong, Bruce is a former policeman, a current business operator and is heavily involved with the local community.

Cr Harwood is focused on a fresh start and has confidence in the group’s ability and commitment to working well together. He is committed to ensuring all Councillors are engaged equally and the community voice is heard.

Cr Peter Murrihy was elected Deputy Mayor.

The eleven Councillors of the City of Greater Geelong are:

Anthony Aitken
Stephanie Asher
Kylie Grzybek
Bruce Harwood (Mayor)
Eddy Kontelj
Sarah Mansfield
Jim Mason
Pat Murnane
Peter Murrihy (Deputy Mayor)
Ron Nelson
Trent Sullivan

Mayor Bruce Harwood, City of Greater Geelong

I’m honoured to be elected Mayor of the City of Greater Geelong and I look forward to representing my council colleagues as key spokesperson.

As Mayor, I’ll be working hard to lead a united, professional and trusted team of Councillors that will all be equal decision makers in making Geelong even better.

Kelvin Spiller, CEO, City of Greater Geelong

I would like to congratulate and welcome our new Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors. The Executive Leadership Team very much looks forward to working closely with the new Council.