Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has reappointed Chief Executive Officer, John Baker (pictured), for a further four years.
Mr Baker’s current four-year contract ends in November this year.
“During his time at the Shire, John has shown great leadership. He has overseen a significant restructure of the organisation and the streamlining of the Shire’s services to better serve our community,” said Mayor, Anthony Marsh.
“He steered the organisation successfully through the challenges of Covid and was able to respond quickly and effectively to ensure our most vulnerable residents were supported through the pandemic.
“John is committed to the wellbeing of our community and to continuously improving Shire services. I’m happy we have been able to secure his services as CEO for another four years,” he said.
Mr Baker said he was delighted to be reappointed to the role of Council CEO.
“It’s a privilege to lead such a devoted and talented group of people within the organisation. We have achieved some amazing outcomes for residents and visitors to this magical place but the challenges if anything have become greater post-COVID,” he said.
“There remains a lot of work left to be done across many sectors of the Shire. In the next four years I want to continue the focus on delivering the aspirations of our community and driving the positive strategic direction and Vision set by Council for the Mornington Peninsula.”