Help pick next chief

By Seymour Telegraph

Strathbogie Shire councillors have recently engaged in a workshop with recruitment agency Omera Partners to discuss attributes and qualities they would like to see in the next chief executive of Strathbogie Shire.

Strathbogie Shire mayor Amanda McClaren said the group had a productive workshop.

‘‘It was a great opportunity for councillors to sit down and have an open discussion about the qualities and attributes we’d like to see in our next chief executive and what is required to continue to drive this council towards achieving the objectives we have set in our Council Plan,’’ she said.

‘‘The workshop has allowed us to have some very valuable discussions with Omera Partners, develop a shared vision going forward, and provide Omera Partners with the direction they need to start drafting a profile for this position.”

Cr McClaren said she encouraged the community to provide their thoughts and feedback about the direction they would like to see councillors take with the recruitment of the next chief executive.

‘‘We value community feedback and ask you to contact your relevant Ward councillor, either by phone or email, if you would like to provide your thoughts,’’ she said.

Current chief executive Steve Crawcour has announced he will not be reapplying for his position at the conclusion of his contract in November.

Cr McClaren said council was committed to finding a candidate who is the best possible fit for the Strathbogie Shire to continue to build on what the organisation has achieved to date.

Anyone interested in applying for the position can contact Omera Partners for more information.