A DECISION about the possible creation of a deputy mayor role for the City of Greater Bendigo is yet to be made.
Mayor Lisa Ruffell said the idea was still at discussion stage.
"A position description has been requested, the councillors will then be able to have a look," she said.
"No decision has been made."
Cr Ruffell said the City of Greater Bendigo council had never had a deputy mayor.
"This would be a first," she said.
"We've always operated by having the previous mayor stand-in if need be, like when I was in East Timor.
"That's always worked quite well.
"Some councils do it, others do it how we do it with the past mayor.
"I'm not fussed either way."
The council will appoint a new mayor and make further decisions about a deputy mayor on November 4.
Councillor Peter Cox has confirmed he will stand for mayor.
"So I'm hoping that I'll get that position," he said.
"However I do support the role of deputy mayor.
"I feel the role of mayor is very very comprehensive and there's a lot of duties and responsibilities associated with it.
"And I guess having a deputy mayor and working with the other councillors, some of those responsibilities can be shared.
"I think there are a number of councillors in support but we haven't had the debate yet."
Councillor James Williams has also confirmed he would be interested in taking on the role of deputy mayor.
"If the position's accepted then I'll be interested," Cr Williams said on Monday.
"But that's a decision for council and that needs to be made."