It is with great pleasure that Central Desert announce that Cecilia Alfonso has been elected unopposed as Central Desert Regional Council's newest Councillor to represent the Southern Tanami Ward.
The Southern Tanami Ward covers the communities of Nyirripi, Willowra and Yuendumu. The vacancy in the Southern Tanami Ward occurred due to the resignation of Cr Robert Robertson. Cr Robertson has left the Council in order to dedicate his time to the Yuendumu Mediation and Justice Committee. Nominations for the vacancy closed at 12 PM today and Cecilia Alfonso has been elected unopposed.
Cr Alfonso is a long time resident of Yuendumu and is the Manager of the Warlukurlangu Artists. Currently the Deputy Chair of the Yuendumu Local Authority, Cr Alfonso has used much of her time on the Local Authority over the past year trying to help to improve community life in Yuendumu. Now with the opportunity to step up and represent the Southern Tanami Ward on the Regional Council, we are sure that Cr Alfonso will provide some great insight and inspiration to ensure the Central Desert Region continues growing from strength to strength.
"The Council is delighted to see Local Authority members putting their hands up for roles on Council" President Adrian Dixon said "Cecilia's extensive involvement in the Yuendumu Local Authority provides her with a good understanding of the function of Council and will bring a strong voice to the Southern Tanami region and to the Council."
Please join us in making Cr Alfonso welcome in her new role.