Hilltops mayor Brian Ingram has announced he will stand for re-election at the December local government elections.
Mr Ingram is the first mayor of the amalgamated Boorowa, Harden and Young shire council areas.
He says the future of the region is bright.
"I have enjoyed my time with the current council and serving as the first mayor of Hilltops Council. There have been highs and lows, but we have achieved a lot and it is fantastic to see so much progress in our major projects, including the current replacement of four bridges, a project I have been very vocal about," mayor Ingram said.
"We have worked hard to set solid foundations and the future of Hilltops is bright. I thank the community for their ongoing support and would like to announce that I will be standing at the election."
He talked about the role of a councillor, and encourages people interested in the future of the Hilltops to come forward.
"Once elected, it is the councillors who are responsible for reviewing matters and debating issues before their council. An elected council sets the overall direction for the local government area through long-term planning and decision making.
"The council adopts a strategic view of the future it wishes to achieve for its community and makes plans and policies to achieve this. Again, I encourage anyone with an interest in the future of Hilltops who are considering candidacy and may want to know a little more about what is involved to reach out to myself, general manager Anthony O'Reilly, or any current councillor for a chat."
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