News: New Deputy Mayor Elected

Councillor Hal Ruger has been elected as the New Deputy Mayor at the August Council meeting.

Posted: Tuesday, 3 September 2019

The position of Deputy Mayor will last for 12 months.

Councillor Hal Ruger has served for one term with Tennant Creek Town Council and another three terms with Barkly Council. It is currently Hal's third term as an elected member of Barkly Regional Council which means it has now been more than 17 years that Councillor Ruger has served on the Council for the Barkly Region.

Born and bred in Tennant Creek, Hal has served on various committees including the Christmas Tree, Friends of the Cemetery and the Memorial Club. Hal is passionate about this town and more often than not involved in all major community events.

Councillor Ruger, who is senior technical coordinator for Territory Generation, is keen on growing the Barkly, turning it into an economic development zone and focusing on renewable energy. He was a major participant in the erection of the Town clock which now stands tall outside the post office.