Jess Scully re-elected as Sydney Deputy Lord Mayor

Councillor Jess Scully. Photo: Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Scully/Facebook.

City of Sydney Councillor Jess Scully has been re-elected Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney.

Scully, who was first elected to the City of Sydney Council in September 2016, and has been Deputy Lord Mayor since September 2019, was re-elected to the position at this evening’s Council meeting at Sydney Town Hall.

The Clover Moore Independent Team member – who is also author of the new book Glimpses of Utopia: Real Ideas for a Fairer World – expressed gratitude for the opportunity to continue to serve Sydney in the role.

“I love Sydney – we have the capacity to be one of the most creative, inclusive, sustainable and fair places in the world,” she wrote on Twitter.

“I feel honoured … to be able to represent the people who live and work here. I’m excited to help us work towards that potential!”

Political colleagues congratulated Scully on her reappointment, including members of different political parties and tiers of government.

Labor Councillor Linda Scott took to Twitter to congratulate Scully, writing: “We all look forward to working with you!”

Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich said Scully’s “knowledge, support and commitment to the arts and creative sector and the night-time economy has been so critical through lock-outs and lock-downs, and onto recovery”.

Since being elected to Council, Scully, the founding director of Vivid Ideas, has focused keenly on issues around Sydney’s nighttime economy, the housing crisis, the digital economy and the changing nature of workplaces – an issue that has come into high relief during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The daughter of a Chilean mother and Indian father, the Liverpool-born Scully is a keen supporter of diversity within the City of Sydney.

She sits on a number of City of Sydney committees, including the Cultural and Community Committee, the Environment Committee, the Transport, Heritage and Planning Committee, and the Central Sydney Planning Committee.

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