David West is the inaugural mayor of MidCoast Council following the first meeting of council on Wednesday, September 27.
Cr West said he was honoured to be selected by the council and is looking forward to representing the area.
“We are one of the most beautiful communities in the world, we come from one of the best places in this world.
“We are three different communities, we have three different aspirations.
“Those aspirations are all intertwined within MidCoast Council.
“Local government is about giving the will of the people purpose,” Mayor West said.
He endorsed Katheryn Smith who was elected as deputy mayor.
“Having someone so young and so vibrant is absolutely brilliant,” Mayor West said.
“To listen to Katheryn when she talks about issues - she picks up on things that a lot of people wouldn’t necessarily consider.”