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Induction process begins for new council before meeting to elect mayor and deputy

A mix of fresh faces and experience on the new Armidale Regional Council met last week for the first of a series of induction workshops.

The induction process provides the newly elected representative body with the necessary information to successfully undertake their roles as councillors.

General Manager James Roncon said it can be an overwhelming amount of information for people new to council to digest.

“This was the first opportunity our new council has had to meet and be briefed on their new roles, what to expect, and the challenges and opportunities facing Armidale Regional Council,” said Mr Roncon.

“A number of councillors have been returned to their roles and they will be able to assist those that are new to the role. It can be a steep learning curve and take some time to adjust to the mechanisms of council.”

The induction was held this week to allow councillors the time to find their feet before the first scheduled council meeting is held on Wednesday 12 January 2022 at 4pm to elect the mayor and deputy mayor.

The agenda and business papers for the meeting will be available on the council website this Friday 7 January.

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