Council chief resigns



GANNAWARRA Shire Council is seeking a new chief executive officer following the resignation of Eric Braslis, who will take on the top role with Golden Plains Shire Council.

Mr Braslis took on the shire's top management role in July 2015 – his first time as a chief executive officer of a municipality – following the resignation of his predecessor, Jason Russell.

"Eric came to the Gannawarra Shire as a first time CEO in 2015 and has worked hard to develop his skill set, which is evident in his new appointment," Gannawarra mayor, Cr Brian Gibson said.

"He has embraced the opportunity to work in a rural setting and worked tirelessly with enormous commitment across all areas of council."

Mr Braslis leaves Gannawarra having implemented many changes and improvements during his two year tenure at the helm of the organisation, including transitioning to an underlying operating surplus of $5.83 million, placing the organisation in a stronger financial position moving forward.

Mr Braslis said that he is grateful for the understanding and support of the mayor and councillors in announcing his resignation, effective from December 8.

"I have enjoyed my time at Gannawarra and believe that as a council we have introduced efficiencies and initiatives that will improve the organisation and wider municipality," he said.

FOR full coverage, read October 17's issue of the Gannawarra Times.

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