Wagga mayor Greg Conkey has accepted NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian's claim she did not knowingly allow any wrongdoing of former Wagga MP Daryl Maguire.
Cr Conkey said many of the revelations brought forward by the ICAC inquiry into Mr Maguire would have come as a shock to members of the Wagga community.
"This inquiry has a long way to go and when its all finished I'd be very interested to see what the commission's finding is," he said.
"Certainly there's been a lot of surprises and the community is probably rightly shocked by some of the information that has come out."
Cr Conkey did not dispute Ms Berejiklian's assertion she did nothing wrong.
"She has claimed there is no wrongdoing and I accept that, I believe she's an outstanding premier," he said.
"I think she's shown strong leadership as far as COVID-19 is concerned, it's a private matter and I accept the fact that this hasn't impacted in any way, shape or form on her role as premier and her duties as premier."
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has also thrown her support behind the Premier.
"I have never met a more honourable, hard-working and dedicated person than Gladys Berejiklian," the Nationals MP said.
"For the past 17 years she has dedicated herself to the people of NSW, and I am confident she will continue to do this."
Ms Cooke said her primary focus continued to be serving the people of Cootamundra.