Honoured to be Mayor and excited for the future
I was thrilled to be announced Maitland’s first female mayor a few weeks ago. It’s an unbelievable honour and I’m excited about what I, and my fellow councillors, can do over the course of the next three years.
At first I was over the moon to simply become Mayor of Maitland and it wasn’t until I started receiving calls and emails from young women did I think about what it meant to be the city’s first female Mayor. I have heard kind words from so many people and I’m thankful to everyone who has reached out.
While this group of councillors are very diverse and no doubt have different views on different issues, I am hopeful we can work together for the betterment of Maitland. I want our diversity to be our strength over this term and I think we can achieve some good things by working together.
This week I’d also like to mention Saturday’s Passchendaele Commemoration, to be held in Maitland Park from 10.30am.
Also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, the Battle of Passchendaele was a costly fight in World War One fought by the Allies against the German empire. Australian troops played an influential role in this confrontation which ultimately came to an end when the Allies captured the village of Passchendaele on 6 November 1917. Around 310,000 Allied troops were killed in the battle, including 38,000 Australians.
Along with a March and service, Tiger Moth aeroplanes will also do a fly over at around 11.00am tomorrow in honour of the fallen soldiers. If you are able to, I really encourage you to come to Maitland Park and show your respect.