Women are continuing their role at the helm of south-west local government with both the Glenelg and Southern Grampians shire councils reelecting women as mayors.
Glenelg Cr Anita Rank this week made history in the Glenelg Shire after being re-elected for a third consecutive term as mayor.
The Portland-based councillor, who first joined the council in 2012, has become the first Glenelg mayor to be reelected for a third consecutive term.
Cr Rank said it was a “great honour” to represent the shire for another term.
In other mayoral elections in regional local government, Southern Grampians Cr Mary-Ann Brown was reelected this week for a one year term.
Cr Brown was elected to the council in 2016 and elected as mayor in her first term.
Her reelection this week will be her third consecutive term as mayor.
Cr Chris Sharples was reelected as Southern Grampians deputy mayor.
Corangamite council is also led by a woman, Jo Beard, who has been elected to the role for three terms.
Corangamite will hold its mayoral election on November 27.