THE Armidale mayoral election this morning is the latest in the annual round of local government leader ballots for September.
Seven other regional councils will elect their mayoral teams this week, including Uralla and Guyra today, Liverpool Plains tomorrow, Walcha and Tenterfield on Wednesday and Gwydir and Glen Innes on Thursday.
Four regional mayors have already been decided for the next term, including Col Murray, who was re-elected for his fourth term at Tamworth Regional Council earlier this month.
Deputy Russell Webb was also re-elected for his fourth term.
At Narrabri shire, mayor Conrad Bolton is back in the leader’s chair, with a new deputy this time around in Cathy Redding.
At Gunnedah, councillors Owen Hasler and Gai Swain are back as the mayoral team.
Mayor Cr Hasler defeated a previous deputy mayor in Colleen Fuller for the job.
At Moree, Katrina Humphries and Sue Price were returned unopposed to their respective positions of mayor and deputy – this time for their sixth terms.