Swan Hill Rural City Council wishes to announce that Councillor John Katis has tendered his resignation as a Councillor.
Councillor Katis, Swan Hill Rural City Council’s longest-serving Councillor, has proudly represented the Robinvale Ward since 1997.
In that time he served as Mayor of Swan Hill Rural City Council from December 2011 to November 2012, as Deputy Mayor from December 2008 to December 2009 and November 2014 to November 2015 and has been a passionate and staunch advocate for Robinvale and its residents.
Councillor Katis thanked the Robinvale community for their ongoing support.
“For the past 23 years, it has been my honour to serve the community of Robinvale,” Cr Katis said.
“And during that time I have always made it my priority to serve with dedication and integrity and to advocate strongly for positive outcomes for Robinvale.
“So I’d like to thank the Robinvale community for the opportunity and the privilege of serving as their Councillor.
Cr Katis went on to also thank all members of Swan Hill Rural City Council administration.
“I’d especially like to thank Sue Smythe and the Robinvale Resource Centre staff and Clive Bowden and the outdoor team for their assistance over the years.”
Swan Hill Rural City Council Mayor Ann Young thanked Councillor Katis for his dedication and contributions to Council during his terms.
“Cr Katis was first elected to Council when the Kennett Government returned elected Councillors following local government amalgamations and has served his community continuously and tirelessly since.
“His knowledge of Local Government, matched only by his deep-seeded passion for Robinvale, saw a number of major projects come to fruition – both in Robinvale and across the municipality.
“On behalf of Council I would like to once again thank Cr Katis for his service to Council and wish him and his family all the best for the future.”
The Victorian Electoral Commission will manage the process of electing a new Councillor to the Robinvale Ward.