Once again, a Councillor Brown has been elected as Wollongong's deputy lord mayor - however this time it is Tania, not David, taking over the job.
Labor's David Brown had been elected as deputy mayor annually since the 2017 council election, where he was runner-up in the mayoral vote.
However, on Monday night, David Brown did not stand and his Labor colleague Tania Brown - no relation - nominated for the position instead.
With Labor holding six of the council's 13 seats, she won easily, with a final vote of 9-4.
Meantime, Shellharbour council will elect its mayor and deputy mayor on Tuesday night.
Marianne Saliba, who has held the mayoral position since 2012, said she would "most definitely" run again.
"This will be my eighth election as mayor of Shellharbour city and my record speaks for itself," she said, noting the Links, airport and Shell Cove had thrived under her watch. "This council was in a pretty poor financial state in 2011 and we are now one of the most sustainable councils in NSW."
This will be final election before the Shellharbour mayor is once again elected by the city, rather than councillors.
Up until 2008 the mayoral position was put to a popular vote, but this ended when the council was dismissed by the state government.
When it was reinstated in 2011, the government removed council wards and the popularly elected mayoral position - however these will both be reinstated for next year.
"I will certainly be putting my hat in the ring to run as mayor elected by the people next year, though it will be a decision for the Labor party, because I feel I've still got a lot to offer," Cr Saliba said.
"I'm really happy that the community will once again have their say in who should lead their city."