Byrne voted in as Hills mayor

Liberal councillors Michelle Byrne and Andrew Jefferies are the new mayor and deputy mayor of The Hills.

The pair were voted in at a extraordinary council meeting last night.

Cr Byrne said  her door is always open for the community.

''I look forward to working hard to ensure that The Hills Shire Council remains one of the best councils in NSW, and the Hills Shire continues to be the best place to live,'' Cr Byrne said.

''I look forward to working with [the community] to ensure that the decisions we make continue to be in the best interests of the community.''

Cr Jefferies, who was elected to council in 2008, was elected deputy mayor.

Cr Byrne thanked the outgoing mayor Cr Larry Bolitho who retired from council after 29 years of service.

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