The former Urana Shire has double the representation on Federation Council compared to the merged entity's two fastest growing towns after Morundah publican David Fahey was one of four newcomers confirmed on Tuesday.
Mr Fahey sat second on mayor Pat Bourke's successful ticket and finished eighth in the order of election following the distribution of preferences by the NSW Electoral Commission.
Other new faces include Corowa-based trio Aaron Nicholls, Sally Hughes and Rowena Black with David Longley, Andrew Kennedy, Shaun Whitechurch and Gail Law also retaining their spot on the nine-member council.
Mr Fahey also served 12 years on the former Urana Shire with Cr Bourke and then had another five years on Narrandera Shire after Corowa and Urana amalgamated.
"It was hard for Pat to represent the entire old Urana Shire and hopefully I can make his life a bit easier," he said.
"We are one shire now. 'm not a parochial type of bloke and I'm over that sort of thing."
Cr Bourke was the only former Urana Shire elected at the last poll and was looking forward to working alongside Mr Fahey again.
"Dave is going to have a fair bit to offer," he said.
"He has done a degree in local government and will be good to have around the table.
"A lot of the mayoral work is in the larger communities, Corowa, Mulwala and Howlong, and it will be good to have someone behind you."
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Cr Bourke will nominate for mayor and Cr Whitechurch will put his hand up for deputy when elections are held on Thursday.
Boom towns Howlong and Mulwala have one councillor each with Corowa home to the most with five.
Cr Longley was the only Howlong-based candidate in the race and comfortably achieved a quota as the most successful ungrouped candidate.
But Mulwala has gone from two councillors to one with Cr Kennedy's No.2 Bethany Robinson missing out.
It followed Bronwyn Thomas not seeking a second term.
Ms Law was the ninth candidate elected with 73 votes separating her and David Harrison.
They both stood "below the line" as did Ms Black.
"I wasn't expecting anything any different because I went alone and wasn't propped up by anybody," Ms Law said.
"I'm a very independent person and I like to do it my way."
She was first elected to Corowa Shire 12 years ago with her only break being when Federation was under the rule of administrator Mike Eden.
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