HE'S known for his colourful suits, but Albury's new deputy mayor is unlikely to wear anything too garish in the council chamber.
The party DJ chose to don a black floral jacket and hot pink shirt for his first meeting on Monday night, a combination not as lairy as much off his wardrobe.
On Tuesday Cr Bowen also opted for a subdued look, wearing a blue jacket and burnt orange bowtie, as he faced the media to talk about his new job.
"I wear my coloured suits when I'm entertaining, this is a role that has got a fairly serious and really important structure about it, so I can adapt to all situations," he said.
Cr Bowen added there would be certain times as a councillor where a more colourful ensemble may suit.
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"We'll rise to certain occasions and there's a dress for every occasion or an outfit," he said.
"I was pretty confident that it was going to go to a more experienced councillor, so to have that support from other people within the council members, (I'm) pretty stoked," he said of the ballot.
"I knew Kylie was a great chance of becoming mayor and I thought they mightn't allow two new councillors or mightn't feel that's a great mix but it didn't end up that way and I think it's a sign that people are ready for some new things to come from Albury City."
Cr Bowen said he was still processing his leadership gig, having had 53 text messages of congratulations.
"Normally I'm a pretty excitable type of person, it's still sinking in and I'm playing my cards close to my chest at this stage," he said.
Cr Bowen said he was keen to have some oversight of ongoing big projects such as extending the Wagirra Trail along the Murray River and refurbishing the Albury Entertainment Centre.
Asked about council plans which showed an Albury pool no longer being based near the river, Cr Bowen said he needed to know more before commenting on the fate of the aquatic centre.
"I'm just happy to get more information on that so we can make a better informed decision around those things," he said.
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