Councillor Denise Massoud to lead Whitehorse into 2024 

Published: Wednesday 15 Nov 2023

Whitehorse City Council is proud to announce the appointment of Councillor Denise Massoud as the city’s new Mayor, supported by Councillor Andrew Davenport as Deputy Mayor. 

Both were elected by their fellow Councillors at the annual election of the Mayor at the Council’s chambers in Nunawading on Tuesday night.

Cr Denise Massoud (mayor) represents Lake ward. She is also Council’s representative on a number of committees including the Eastern Affordable Housing Alliance, Major Projects Councillor Reference Group, the Whitehorse Business Group and the Whitehorse Disability Advisory Committee.  

Cr Massoud said she was looking forward to leading Whitehorse in a busy year ahead, with many exciting council and capital works projects to be progressed in line with the Whitehorse 2021-2025 Council Plan. Cr Massoud also highlighted the importance of supporting the hardship in our community through Council and active volunteering organisations and the importance of supporting and uplifting businesses, particularly post COVID.    

“I am honoured to have been elected last night as Mayor of Whitehorse City Council. I’m pleased to represent such a vibrant community, with many exciting projects and initiatives that I look forward to supporting in the coming year.” Cr Massoud said. 

Cr Massoud thanked outgoing Mayor Cr Mark Lane and outgoing deputy mayor Cr Prue Cutts for their service over the past 12 months. Both will continue as representatives for Mahoneys Ward and Simpson Ward respectively. 

Cr Massoud (mayor) and Cr Davenport (deputy mayor) will serve in their new positions until 26 October 2024, when Victorian councils including Whitehorse will hold their scheduled Local Government elections. 

To find out more about the new appointments, visit the Councillor webpage.  

Mayor Cr Massoud and Deputy Mayor Cr Davenport
Mayor Cr Massoud (right) and Deputy Mayor Cr Davenport
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