Moyne Shire chief executive officer David Madden has announced his retirement after seven years in the position.
Mr Madden said the decision to retire was made after his recent holiday to the mid north coast of NSW.
“Now is the time to travel more and learn about life away from work,” he said.
Mr Madden has worked in local government for more than 35 years.
He said he was proud to reflect on both the achievements and the challenges overcome at Moyne during his tenure.
“The financial position of council is now stable and will remain so for many years to come.
“I am pleased that the shire has coped so well with the pressure of rate capping and other financial challenges, yet continues to deliver a range of services and infrastructure that the community expects,” Mr Madden said.
Moyne mayor Mick Wolfe said Mr Madden had established excellent working relationships with councillors and good governance practices.
Mr Madden will finish in his position on May 4, 2018.