Logan City’s new council was sworn in at the Beenleigh Events Centre on Wednesday.
Mayor Luke Smith and 12 councillors made their declarations of office in front of about 400 family members, friends and members of the public.
Councillor Cherie Dalley of Division 8 was elected as deputy mayor and Division 11 councillor Trevina Schwarz was elected as City Treasurer to head up the City Treasury Committee.
Cr Smith said it was an honour to be elected mayor in the city in which he grew up.
He said he would not be afraid of change, but would embrace it.
Cr Smith encouraged people to consider the future of Logan and asked whether the city was well placed to be the next Silicon Valley of Australia.
“This is a great city and together we have already achieved great things – and with this team I believe that greater things are yet to come,” he said.
The mayor said he wanted the team of councillors to be an inspiration to the city and that his role was to unite them.
“Our new council team brings with it a balance of experience and fresh approaches and I am looking forward to working together to inspire and grow our city,” he said.
Division 7 councillor Laurie Smith was elected to chair the City Image Committee, which will oversee the promotion of Logan City.
Other committee chairs elected at the meeting included Division 9 councillor Phil Pidgeon for Roads and Water Infrastructure.
Other councillors sworn in were Lisa Bradley (Division 1), Laurie Koranski (Division 4), Jon Raven (Division 5), Stacey McIntosh (Division 6), Darren Power (Division 10) and Jennie Breene (Division 12).
Cr Koranski, Cr Raven and Cr McIntosh were newly elected, while the others were returning as councillors.
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