I remember reading about our local mayor Margaret Esakoff, and the way she used to complain she didn’t appear enough in the council-produced newsletter.
OVER-WORKED City of Glen Eira CEO Andrew Newton has enough on his plate chasing $40,000 from sacked councillor Peter Goudge, who’s skipping through rice fields in Vietnam, but now he’s had to listen to Mayor Margaret Esakoff wail about her photo not appearing enough in the local paper (though the readers aren’t complaining). Marg lectured Newton: “I would like to ask that in future we grasp opportunities to tell the community what we are doing.” Then she rattled off some exciting events in her diary: the opening of a pavilion, a party in the park with scouts presenting a toggle and scarf, and the food business awards. Heck, call the TV stations. (The Age Diary column 24/4/2007.)
Well the Glen Eira News arrived the other day, so I had a look for her photo. She’s on page 1, 2 (twice), 3, 10 (same pic as page 1) and 11. Not bad: 6 pictures in 12 pages.