Cr Des Kennedy will lead Mid-Western Regional Council for the final year of the current council term.
Cr Kennedy was re-elected for his sixth year as mayor at the council meeting on tonight.
Cr Kennedy said this was an exciting time for the Mid-Western Region.
Mid-Western Regional Council had performed well against the criteria for the State Government's "Fit for the Future" program and was in a sound financial position, with a budget of over $80 million, he said.
He thanked the general manager, Brad Cam and all of council's 318 employees for the job they do, including senior staff and those who are "stuck out in the wind and the weather".
"I thank the councillors for your support," he said. "I think the community is reasonably happy with us, although we get some knocks here and there."
Cr Paul Cavalier was elected as deputy mayor.