Mayor appoints acting general manager

THE Derwent Valley Council has its second acting chief executive in as many months, with a Hobart City Council officer yesterday appointed to stand in as general manager.

Council communications officer Daniel Cheetham said mayor Ben Shaw had appointed Margaret Johns to serve as acting general manager while Greg Winton is on leave. The appointment is until October 1.

Ms Johns has been with the DVC on secondment since September 5, in the role of acting executive manager of corporate and community services, until the council completes the recruitment of a deputy general manager. Her role at the HCC is group manager of city government and customer service.

In July, Daniel Smee of the Kingborough Council was seconded to serve as the Derwent Valley Council’s acting general manager when Mr Winton stood aside  during an investigation into the poisoning of birdlife at Tynwald Park, New Norfolk.

The council will hold a community forum and the monthly council meeting tomorrow evening (Thursday) at the Bushy Park War Memorial Swimming Pool, starting with the community Forum at 5.30pm and the council meeting at 6pm. Download agenda documents here.

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