Councillor Michael Pearce was elected to council in 2008 and has been Mayor since 2012. Mayor Pearce became the first popularly elected mayor of Uralla Shire in 2016.
Mayor Pearce represents Ward B of the Uralla Shire.
Mayor Pearce has also been elected as Chair of the New England Joint Organisation of Councils.
Mayor Pearce is a resident of Invergowrie and is a former police officer of 30 years of service.
"My purpose on Council is to be a voice for the residents right across the Shire. During my time on Council, we have been involved in a number of major issues, including fighting for our Council’s autonomy with both the State Government and the former Armidale Dumaresq Council, major funding for Emu Crossing and Abbington bridges to name a few. I am very proud to represent our Shire across the region and advocate the hidden treasures contained within our beautiful Shire."