NORTH-WEST Ward councillor Lillian O’Connor has stepped down as deputy mayor of Frankston Council and has taken leave of absence for several months.
The mayor Cr Colin Hampton said Cr O’Connor has taken leave for personal reasons.
“We have approved Cr O’Connor’s leave and would like to ensure she is given adequate space,” Cr Hampton said in a statement.
“During this time, she will not have any responsibility to respond to emails or council-related phone calls.”
North-West Ward covers Seaford, Frankston, Frankston North and Karingal.
Crs Glenn Aitken and Kris Bolam are also North-West Ward councillors.
Cr O’Connor is a first-term councillor elected to council in October 2016.
Councillors will decide who will take over deputy mayor duties at the 2 July council meeting.