Mayor of the Dubbo Region - Ben Shields
Councillor Ben Shields was first elected to the former Dubbo City Council in 1999 as an 18-year-old who was still studying for his Higher School Certificate.
Councillor Shields is a fifth generation local of Dubbo and has a small advertising and marketing consultancy business.
Since his election to Council back in 1999, Councillor Shields has served 10 years on the board of Local Government NSW (previously Local Government Association of NSW).
In 2012, Councillor Shields was elected Deputy Mayor of the former Dubbo City Council.
At the 2016 merger of the former Dubbo City and Wellington Councils, Councillor Shields was appointed as an advisor to the Local Representation Committee whose job was to advise the new council administrator until elections could take place for the new Regional Council in September 2017.
Following the 2017 Council elections, Councillor Shields was elected as the first Mayor of Dubbo Regional Council.
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Last Edited: 08 Jan 2021