Councillors in the Mount Alexander Shire have elected a new mayor and deputy for the next 12 months.
Tony Cordy will take on the mayor's role for the first time, having served on the council since being elected in the Calder ward in 2014.
"We have a great mix of people on our new council and I'm looking forward to working with the new team and building on the excellent work of our former council," Cr Cordy said.
"Thank you to the outgoing Councillors Bronwen Machin, Dave Petrusma, John Nieman and Max Lesser, who each worked incredibly hard and achieved a lot for our community.
"I also recognise the incredible contribution of former Mayor Christine Henderson, and am pleased to have Christine continue to represent the Coliban Ward.
"I'm confident that our newly elected Council has what it takes to support the community as it recovers from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. One of our early priorities is to develop our four year Council Plan, which will guide our direction over the current term of office."
His deputy will be Bill Maltby, a veteran of local government who was elected to the council in the Castlemaine ward after previously serving during the 1980s and 1990s.
"My previous council experience will be valuable, particularly as we develop the council plan for the next four years," Cr Maltby said.
Councillors will meet next Tuesday to formally elect Cr Cordy and Cr Maltby to their roles.