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Published Friday 24 April 2020
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Mitchell Shire Council to advertise for CEO

Mitchell Shire Council will soon begin the process of recruiting a Chief Executive Officer following the passing of CEO David Turnbull in late March.

Councillors, in making the decision to advertise for the role, were high in praise for Mr Turnbull who joined Mitchell Shire Council as its CEO in May 2016 and laid the foundations for a financially viable and professional organisation that is responsible for, and oversees, the State’s fastest growing Local Government area.

Sensible planning, jobs and economic growth, with a one job per household philosophy, and a family-focus, influenced David Turnbull’s decision-making and Council direction. Community values and interaction were at the forefront of his life in Local Government and his influence will be seen in Mitchell Shire for many years to come.

A selection panel made up of two councillors from each ward has been appointed to work alongside Council’s People and Culture Manager and an external agency during the recruitment phase.

The Local Government Act 1989 outlines provisions around the appointment of a CEO. Acting CEO Mary Agostino’s appointment as Acting CEO have been extended until 21 September or until such a time a permanent CEO begins their tenure.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor David Lowe

“Mitchell Shire Council has gone from strength to strength under the dedicated leadership of David Turnbull. His vision for the Shire has positioned us to be a leading interface council. We hope there will be a number of outstanding candidates who will be able to continue David’s profound legacy,” he said.

“Mitchell Shire is one of Victoria’s fastest growing municipalities and offers the best of both urban and rural living. We are working to create a healthy, connected and sustainable community with a focus on our future and seeking a CEO who will help deliver this vision.”

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