Councillor Claire Pontin new mayor of MidCoast Council

Julia Driscoll
By Julia Driscoll
Updated January 25 2022 - 11:20pm, first published January 12 2022 - 4:55am

Councillor Claire Pontin was elected as the new mayor of MidCoast Council in the mayoral election held at the first meeting of the newly elected council in council chambers on Wednesday, January 12.


Julia Driscoll

Julia Driscoll


Julia Driscoll has worked as a journalist for the Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Times for seven years. She values the deep connection with community that being a rural and regional journalist brings. Career highlights have involved environmental stories - bringing the plight of the little known endangered Manning River helmeted turtle to the attention of the public, resulting in wide-spread knowledge in the community and conservation action; and breaking the news of the Manning River ceasing to run for the first time in recorded history.