Marina Vergone has thanked Mandurah for last four years

PIC: Marina Vergone/Facebook

Former Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone has spoken for the first time about Saturday night's election loss saying it's disappointing but knows Rhys Williams will do a good job.

The 2017 Mandurah mayoral election runner-up has reflected on the last four years saying it was a real honour and is proud of what she's achieved.

"I think Mandurah can look around and see that things have been done."

Marina Vergone has listed the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre as one of her biggest achievements.

"I actually turned the first sod on the aquatic site with the late Don Randall.

"We worked really hard to get the funding from the federal government for the second stage for the dry area, which was the basketball courts.

"I'm also proud of stage two public consultation on the foreshore redevelopment and CCTV cameras being rolled out in the city centre.

"I can walk away with my head held high, no one can ever take that away from me.

"Rhys just wanted it more than I did and he campaigned very well but people have voted, people have chosen and now I can get to go on with my life.

"Now it's time for me to look after me.

"I don't think people realise it is a seven day job, most nights you are out at meetings which was always something I actually loved about the job but it has been very taxing on the body so I'm looking forward to some free time."

Marina Vergone is looking forward to a game of golf saying she hasn't been a member of the golf club for four years.

"I'm looking forward to spending more time with the family, and going out on the boat more knowing I don't have to be back at a certain time."

Ms Vergone has thanked the people of Mandurah for voting her in as Mayor in 2013.

"For giving me so much love and support over my term, I have felt welcome wherever I've been."

Marina Vergone won 34% of votes in the weekend local government election to finish in second place.

"It was disappointing but I know Rhys will do a good job", Ms Vergone said.

Rhys Williams is officially the new Mayor of the City of Mandurah after being sworn in at a Special Council meeting held last night.

New and re-elected Councillors were also sworn in before voting in Caroline Knight as the new Deputy Mayor who takes over from Councillor Darren Lee.

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