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Strathbogie Shire Council appoints new CEO

Tuesday, 19 November, 2019

Following an extensive recruitment process, Strathbogie Shire Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Salomon to the role of Chief Executive Officer, commencing on 13 January 2020.

Ms Salomon brings over ten years’ Senior Executive experience to the role, including at Greater Shepparton City Council and City of Monash.

The appointment was made at an Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 19 November, where Council unanimously moved the following:

1. Pursuant to Section 94 (1) of the Local Government Act Strathbogie Shire Council hereby appoints Julie Salomon as its Chief Executive Officer for a three (3) year term at a total remuneration package of $235,000 per annum with standard terms and conditions.

2. Provide the following to Julie:

    a) Relocation expenses up to a maximum of $5,000.

    b) Professional development for her to complete Partnership Brokers accreditation.

3. Confirm the commencement date for Julie Salomon, Chief Executive Officer, as Monday 13 January 2020.

4. Authorise the Mayor to publicly announce the appointment of Julie Salomon as Chief Executive Officer following ratification by Council.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren said Ms Salomon was selected from a high calibre pool of candidates.

“We are so pleased to appoint Julie Salomon, a seasoned local government executive, with a strong connection to the Goulburn Valley region and broad experience in leading and managing community development and services,” Mayor McClaren said.

“It will be fantastic to have Julie at the helm as we head into the final year of this Council’s term. We look forward to the leadership and vision Julie will provide the organisation into the future, with a strong focus on meeting the needs and expectations of our community.”

Commenting on her appointment, Ms Salomon said she is passionate about working with, and for, communities, driving quality service delivery and delivering creative and sustainable outcomes for the community.

"A key priority for me will be meeting the expectations of the community. I look forward to building on and harnessing new, existing and emerging opportunities and working with Councillors and our community to achieve our shared goals, priorities and aspirations,” Ms Salomon said.

Mayor McClaren thanked the community and Council staff for their patience throughout a lengthy recruitment process and acknowledged the valued leadership of Phil Howard as Acting CEO since July 2019.

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