Farewell Mayor Pollock

20-10-2018 by admin

Long-serving Whyalla Mayor Jim Pollock has resigned after 14 years of serving the community.

The Whyalla City Council has announced the resignationof long-serving mayor Jim Pollock.

Mr Pollock announced his resignation on Monday after having taken an extended leave of absence to undertake medical treatment.

Mr Pollock has served as Whyalla’s dedicated mayor for the past 14 years, starting his career at Whyalla City Council as an elected member in 1997, before taking on the role of deputy mayor in 2000, and being elected as mayor in 2003.

Throughout his time as mayor, Jim has advocated for the community, lobbying for government support for various projects and infrastructure, and supporting many Whyalla community group.

Acting chief executive officer Migelle Hiscock said Mr Pollock had provided a great service to the community, having served as mayor for the past 14 years.

“Jim has been an incredibly dedicated mayor, devoting a great portion of his life to advocating for this community, which has resulted in so many lasting outcomes for the city,” Mrs Hiscock said.

“He has been a true Whyalla warrior; putting himself on the line many, many times for the betterment of the community, showing great leadership and always putting the city first.

“Jim’s community spirit has always been something to be admired, and we are so incredibly grateful for the level of civic pride he has instilled.

“Jim has been a highly respected member of this council, and we are incredibly sad to receive his resignation, however we wish him and his family all the best for the future, and on behalf of the council, staff, and the entire community, I thank him for his admirable service to Whyalla and its community.”

The council will now work with the Local Government Association to undertake a mayoral election process.

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