Vince Daly has been appointed Deputy Mayor of the Hurunui District Council.
He replaces Jason Fletcher who has resigned from the council.
Cr Daly was elected to the position at an extraordinary council meeting today. He received unanimous support from councillors.
He was nominated by Cr Fiona Harris and, and seconded by Pauline White.
Cr Daly represents the East Ward of the council.
He says he is honoured to be selected in these difficult times.
“I will do my best to bring my experience to the role and support the Mayor and councillors,” he says.
Mayor Marie Black says she is confident that Cr Daly’s appointment has set the council up for strong governance with good representation across the district.
“He brings a great depth of knowledge to the role and has been a long serving councillor,” she says.
A by-election will be held in the west ward for a replacement for Mr Fletcher.