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Mayor Cr Rhonda Sanderson

Councillor Sanderson has been a long-term resident of Seymour, having been born and raised in the town.

Cr Sanderson was first elected to council in 2012 and has served several terms since then. She was elected as Deputy Mayor in 2014/15, elected as Mayor for two years in 2016/17 and 2017/18 and then re-elected as Mayor for 2020/21.

Cr Sanderson has 30 years administrative and management work experience in government and private enterprise. In her spare time, Cr Sanderson has pursued numerous local voluntary roles including being secretary of the Seymour Toy Library. She has also been a member of various local committees including the Seymour Business and Tourism Committee, The Seymour We Want community development committee, and The Seymour Military Heritage Weekend Committee.

The main issues Cr Sanderson is committed to pursuing on Council are: improved consultation and transparency; fair treatment of all residents and ratepayers; township beautification; economic development and job creation; effective planning and development; more youth activities; a safe network of footpaths and trails; and, community infrastructure which meets local needs.