Councillor Gray calls its quits

09th Jun 2020
Janelle Stewart

Cr Diane Gray last week tendered her resignation from Armidale Regional Council, and has taken aim at fellow councillors. Her resignation followed an extraordinary meeting of council which welcomed the appointment of an administrator, but fell short in her expectations of accepting responsibility.
She indicated that she was disappointed in some of her council colleagues, who she believes are refusing to take their fair share of responsibility for the council having lost its way.
An amendment saw the removal of a clause acknowledging that council had the respect of the community, which Cr. Gray described as ‘arrogant, superficial, and lacking humility’.
On accepting her resignation, ARC Mayor Simon Murray acknowledged Cr Gray’s leadership and dedication to the region, as well as her tenacity and empathy.
“She is a very regionally focussed lady and I will miss her and her input into council very much,” Cr Murray said.
“I wish her all the best and hopes she thinks about running again in the future.”