Jacinta Price new deputy mayor for Alice Springs
ALICE Springs councillor Jacinta Price has been appointed as the town's new deputy mayor.
It was decided at a council meeting on Tuesday night where Cr Catherine Satour also received a nomination for the position.
Cr Jacinta Price said she believed she had been a representative of the council for the past five years "with all my heart and soul".
"I appreciate the hard work we all provide together as council members," Cr Price said.
"Despite the fact we come from many different backgrounds, we come together as a team to represent our community and its different facets.
"Given the experience that I've had I would love the opportunity to be able to represent our council as deputy mayor.
"I think it's exciting both myself and councillor Satour have both accepted nominations given historically I'm not aware that we have had an Indigenous female as a deputy mayor as part of our council."
"I've been committed for some time now to this community as a whole. I've also been encouraged by members of our public with support from members across the community to put my hand up for the position."
Cr Price will remain in the role until the next local government election, which is scheduled for August 2021.
Originally published as Jacinta Price new deputy mayor for Alice Springs