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Cr Vernon Philbey as Deputy Mayor

Councillor Vernon Philbey has been elected as Deputy Mayor for the balance of Council’s term, filling the vacancy caused by the recent resignation of Jim Cooper.

Cr Philbey was elected in a secret ballot of Councillors conducted in accordance with regulations under the Local Government Act 1993.

Cr Philbey is a long-term resident who arrived on King Island in 1954 with his parents as part of the Soldier Settlement Scheme at North Pegarah Road.  Cr Philbey attended the King Island District School and went on to dairy and beef farming.  Cr Philbey has been involved in the livestock industry through Roberts and Nutrien since 1980.  Cr Philbey has a passion for local football and is a life member of both the Currie Football & Netball Club and the King Island Football Association.

Cr Philbey has served as a Councillor and Mayor on previous Councils.