Announcement from Onkaparinga Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg

Lorraine Rosenberg has announced she will not be nominating for the position of Mayor at the upcoming local government elections in November. Her announcement comes after 12 years as Mayor of South Australia’s largest metropolitan council.  

“I often say that Onkaparinga is the centre of the universe and the reason I say that is because our region is unmatched as a place to live, work, invest and visit.”  
“I’ve worked as hard as I can every day for our region and its communities and I am proud of what has been done and where our region is heading.”  
“It’s been both an honour and a privilege to work with our fantastic local residents, community groups and council staff. They all believe in our region as much as I do. I have been humbled by the many messages of support from both residents, the broader Local Government sector and businesses over my time as Mayor and most significantly during the past 18 months while I have been the spokesperson for Onkaparinga during challenging times.  The many messages of support have been overwhelming and for that I thank everyone."  
“I particularly want to recognise this great community of Cherry Gardens, who have welcomed me into this community and worked in cooperation with me on issues of concern. Although this is a small community it is amazingly dynamic and innovative and punches well above its weight. I want to highlight and thank the publishers of this outlet as a way of keeping your community informed, the hall committee for the tremendous efforts in this facility and the ongoing carols celebrations by combining with the Cherry Gardens Uniting Church.”  
“I also want to commend the community and Blackwood RSL for the ongoing and growing ANZAC Day Remembrance Services. The numbers attending are testament to the need and respect this community holds for the organisers and the event. I wish this community and all residents the very best of good wishes for all you endeavour in the future.”  
“I feel that now is the right time for me to provide someone else with the opportunity to enjoy the honour of being Mayor of the best region in South Australia.”  
“I’m planning to spend more time with my family and looking after my farm, but I’ll not be far away.”

With thanks
Lorraine Rosenberg
Mayor City of Onkaparinga