The Mayor of Bogan Shire, Cr Ray Donald has been elected as the new President of the Shires Association of NSW.
Cr Donald has been a member of the Shires Association Executive since 2004, and ran for election as President in 2011 for the first time against Inverall Mayor, Barry Johnston.
Cr Donald said he was looking forward to leading the Shires Association of NSW, a challenging role that he takes on with much enthusiasm.
"I am deeply honoured and humbled to have been chosen by the members of the Shires Association of NSW to represent them as their President", said Cr Donald.
"As President I will be getting out and meeting with all members of the Shires Association, Mayors, Councillors, General Managers and staff to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our members, and and are listening to what they have to say".
In 2005 Ray was elected to the Shires Association Executive, and elected Vice President (Senior) in 2009. Cr Donald was elected to Bogan Shire Council in September 1991, and then held the position of Deputy Mayor for six years and has been Mayor for fourteen years.