Mendy's mayoral year

Outgoing East Gippsland Shire Mayor, Cr Mendy Urie, has spoken about her year in the top job, describing it as a big year.

Local government is always a wild ride, Cr Urie said in an interview with the Bairnsdale Advertiser this week.

Cr Urie stepped down as mayor last month, with her deputy, Cr Mark Reeves, from Marlo, elected as the new mayor.

Cr Urie described the first 12 months of the new council as 'tricky as I thought it possibly could be'.