Federation Council has voted to re-appoint current General Manager, Adrian Butler (pictured), on a five-year contract at Tuesday’s ordinary meeting of Council.
Council Mayor, Pat Bourke announced the successful re-appointment following a closed session of Council, and stated the reappointment was made in accordance with the requirements of his current contract, that was due to expire in June 2022. The new contract will commence on 1 October 2021.
Mayor Bourke said Council was thankful for the assistance received from NSW Local Government Management Solutions to assist them in the process and congratulated Mr Butler on his reappointment.
“Under Adrian’s leadership, there has been an unprecedented level of infrastructure projects delivered, and key strategic planning work completed and some continuing, including a strong focus on stability, delivery, financial sustainability, and building the Federation Council organisation post-merger,” he said.
“The merger brought a huge workload onto the new Council, on top of our routine roads, rates and rubbish, as well as our other 41 service provisions. The way that the organisation has been led is a true credit to Adrian, and a testament to the support he and the Council consistently receive by the staff of our organization and the community more broadly.”
Mayor Bourke said both Council and the General Manager expected that it would be the new Council that would have made the decision on Mr Butler’s reappointment, had the original date of the September Council elections occurred, but now that the Local Government Election has been postponed to December 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, a decision was required to be made by the current Council.
“Council’s unanimous vote speaks volumes to the stability and strategic outlook that Mr Butler brings to this organisation and the respect he is held in. Council looks forward to working with Mr Butler to continue to positively progress Federation Council and its communities.”