A change of leadership has taken place at the Port Fairy Marine Rescue Service.
Russell Lemke has stood down from the top role with Max Holmes coming on board as the new president.
Port Fairy Marine Rescue Service secretary/treasurer Michael Robertson praised the contribution of Mr Lemke.
"The members would like to thank Russell for his tireless efforts during the eight years he has been president," Mr Robertson said.
"He has led the group through a period of huge change and the Port Fairy Marine Rescue Service is in great shape because of his leadership".
The change of leadership was announced at the organisation's annual general meeting, with another long-standing member of the executive also using the gathering to stand aside.
Pauline McDonald has retired as secretary, a position she has held since the organisation's inception in 2007.
The new Port Fairy Marine Rescue Services executive is Max Holmes (president), Russell Williams (vice-president), Michael Robertson (secretary/treasurer).
Other roles include Russell Lemke (MSAR operations coordinator), Howard Willoughby and Russell Williams (training and maintenance coordinators), Ann Rendell (membership officer).
Business operators and community organisations were represented at a public meeting in Koroit last week.
The meeting was called by Moyne Shire Council to present and receive feedback on its new Economic Development Strategy.
CEO Bill MIllard, economic development officer Loren Tuck and councillor Daniel Meade were Moyne presenters on the night.
The meeting heard that improvements to Victoria Park in Koroit are among the year one priorities of the strategy.
The public meeting in Koroit followed similar gatherings in Port Fairy and Mortlake.
Public feedback on the strategy closed on Monday.
Full four-day tickets for the 2020 Port Fairy Folk Festival, to be held on March 6-9, will go on sale to subscribers this Monday at 12.01am.
Half festival passes for the Friday/Saturday or Sunday/Monday, introduced for the first time this year, will be available in mid-September once the subscriber allocation has been exhausted.
Acts already announced for the festival include the Blind Boys of Alabama, US folk singer John McCutcheon, Irish woman Eleanor McEvoy, Patty Griffin, YolanDa Brown, C.W. Stoneking and The Maes.