Another acting chief for the council

Acting general manager Richard Blackwell, right, at the local
Remembrance Day service this morning with Local Goverment
Minister Mark Shelton, left, and acting mayor Jessica Cosgrove.

THERE has been another changing of the guard in the Derwent Valley Council administration, with a new acting general manager taking charge this week.

Senior council officer Richard Blackwell becomes the second person to act in the top job since general manager Greg Winton went on leave in September, and the third this year.

Mr Blackwell said today that he would be in the role for several days, as the previous acting general manager was now on leave.

In September it was announced that Margaret Johns of the Hobart City Council would stand in for Mr Winton for several weeks. That appointment was extended by more than a month.

In July the council brought in Daniel Smee from Kingborough Council to act as general manager when Mr Winton stood aside for an investigation into the culling of birds at Tynwald Park.

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