Judy Coates becomes Tamworth council's second female deputy mayor

Jonathan Hawes
Updated September 13 2023 - 7:59am, first published 7:45am

Retired physiotherapist Judy Coates has gone from barely eking out a spot on council less than two years ago to being its second-in-command.

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Jonathan Hawes

Jonathan Hawes


Originally from Austin, TX. "I wasn't born in Tamworth but I got here as soon as I could!" Jonathan covers a little bit of everything, but his main priorities are Tamworth Regional Council, Business, and Property. Send story tips to Jonathan via

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