The new Mayor of Yate was elected on May 14 with Karl Tomasin taking on the position.

He was unanimously voted in to the prestigious position.

"I consider it a great privilege that I have been elected to lead the council over the next couple of years,2 Mayor Tomasin said.

"I am looking forward to the many challenges and new opportunities that may come along."

After he was congratulated by friends, other councillors and family at the event he was required to make his very first mayoral visit.

Attending a night shift meeting at DHL.

Karl has worked at the company for over 20 years and was able to make his first trip as Mayor to meet his colleagues.

At the meeting Karl expressed his gratitude to the company for allowing him flexibility to serve the town and community as a councillor and now in his new position as mayor.

Ryan O'Neill, Shift Manager on DHL night shift revealed the team was pleased for him, saying: "We are all very proud of him on nights, well done Karl”.