Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Lismore GM to depart Council

Lismore City Council General Manager, John Walker, has withdrawn his application to stay on with Council when his current contract ends in February 2023.

Lismore Mayor, Steve Krieg said Mr Walker’s tenure had been “like no other” as the municipality battled devastating flooding earlier this year and the ongoing recovery process.

“The term of his contract has literally been like no other, and I am proud to have had the opportunity to stand beside Mr Walker during what has undoubtedly been the most difficult period in our city’s history,” the Mayor said.

“He deserves a great deal of credit for Lismore being in such a good position so soon after the flood, at the same time nurturing and directing staff, and restructuring the organisation to make it a durable and sustainable organisation into the future.

“I look forward to the future of Lismore that John has had an integral part in laying the foundation for. His commitment to the staff of Lismore City Council and the residents of our LGA is a legacy. I am personally committed to continuing to work to rebuild our city.”

The Mayor said the current recruitment process was continuing and he was confident of finding a suitable replacement for Mr Walker.

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