Almost all of Griffith's councillors plan to once again throw their hat in the ring for another term, with a few even announcing plans to run for mayor.
With time ticking down until the local government elections on September 4, The Area News spoke to all 12 councillors about their plans.
Griffith mayor John Dal Broi did not rule out the possibility of running again and said he would make his intentions clear in the near future.
"I will make an announcement in due course but for now I am on council, I'm enjoying it and I may run again," Cr Dal Broi said.
Councillor Doug Curran re-affirmed his previously-announced intention to run for mayor, stating "nothing has changed" since his 2020 announcement that he had set his sights on the top rung.
Also eyeing the top spot is councillor Anne Napoli, who said she would "definitely" be running for mayor and that she was "looking forward to the challenges".
Councillor Rina Mercuri echoed this sentiment, saying she would definitely run for councillor and it was "very likely" she would also run for mayor.
Also potentially vying for the top spot is councillor Deb Longhurst. Cr Longhurst said her plan was to re-stand for council and she would be putting some consideration into the position of mayor.
Griffith's deputy mayor Simon Croce said he would be running for council again and admitted that while "it would be an honour" to be mayor, he is unlikely to run for the position due to his full-time work commitments.
Councillor Dino Zappacosta confirmed he would definitely be standing for council again but said he had no comment on the possibility of him running for mayor again.
Both councillor Christine Stead and councillor Glen Andreazza said they would be re-standing, but that they had no intention of vying for mayor at this stage.
Councillor's Brian Simpson and Eddy Mardon said they were undecided at this stage.
Long-standing councillor Mike Neville once again confirmed he plans to retire from local government and will not be participating in the elections.
Cr Neville said it was "the greatest privilege" of his career to represent Griffith but he felt it was time for progressive young candidates to come onto the scene and push for change.
Local government elections were originally scheduled for September 2020, however they were delayed across the state for 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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