CORANGAMITE Shire Mayor Matt Makin will not renominate in this year's council election.
Cr Makin said after eight years as a councillor it was time to move on.
He said an important factor in making his decision was that he wanted to spend more time with his family.
"I've put my heart and soul into this organisation, but it's time to move on and for new ideas," he said.
"I’ve enjoyed my two terms as the South West Ward Councillor and more recently the role of mayor but it is time for some fresh new ideas for Timboon and district and also time for me to refocus on my veterinary career and to spend more time with my young family".
Full story in tomorrow's The Standard.