Whyalla mayor Jim Pollock has been appointed as the new president of the South Australian Local Government Association (LGA).

He was elected unopposed to take over from Marion Mayor Felicity-ann Lewis.

The two-year term will start at the end of the Local Government Association’s half-yearly general meeting on April 29.

Although the top job would keep Mr Pollock busy he said his role as the city’s mayor and his responsibility towards both jobs would not be affected.