Strathbogie Shire Council is overseen by an Executive Management who are committed to its future sustainability through strategic planning and an energetic, vibrant approach to the overall operations of Council.
Julie Salomon – Chief Executive Officer
Julie commenced with Strathbogie Shire Council in January 2020, having over 26 years’ service in both local and state government. This experience includes leadership and management of a diverse range of community services, public policy, strategic planning, community and stakeholder engagement, community development, facility development and sound governance. Previously, Julie spent over seven years as Director Community Development and Services at City of Monash, and prior to that was Director Communities at Greater Shepparton City Council for over two years; including a six-month period as Acting Chief Executive Officer.
Julie holds qualifications in Graduate Certificate Management, Business and Leadership, Graduate Certificate Applied Business, Business Administration and Management, Graduate Diploma in Special Education and Teaching, and Diploma of Teaching, Education and Training. She also became a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2019.
Amanda Tingay – Director Community & Planning
Amanda joined Council in December 2020 and currently leads the department areas of Capital Projects, Community and Culture, Economic Development and Planning and Investment. During her 17 years in the local government sector Amanda has overseen and collaborated with stakeholders on numerous community services programs, lead and delivered on strategy and managed infrastructure delivery projects. Amanda is a past participant of the LGPro Emerging Leaders Program and is a recipient of the Local Government Professionals Young Achiever of the Year Award. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration and is a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors. Amanda is passionate about empowering community.
Vlad Adamek – Director Sustainable Infrastructure
Vlad Adamek was appointed as Director Sustainable Infrastructure in mid-2022 bringing 30 years of local and state government experience to the position. Vlad’s most recent role was serving as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Barcaldine Regional Council in Queensland. He has held various executive roles in Councils across Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland, bringing diverse experience to Strathbogie Shire Council. Vlad also spent 10 years working in the private sector in a range of industries including mining, manufacturing and teaching. He holds several qualifications with a Graduate Certificate in Teaching, Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, Graduate Diploma in Civil Engineering and a Master of Business Administration. Outside of his career, Vlad enjoys being outdoors – camping, fishing and spending time with his grandkids.
Dawn Bray – Director People & Governance
Dawn joined Strathbogie Shire in November 2018 on what was originally a six-month role as Manager of Governance. Dawn played such a vital role in reinvigorating corporate governance processes that she has remained, now as Director of People and Governance. Dawn has over 25 years’ experience in local government with expertise in areas such as governance, planning, customer service, compliance, project management, leadership and corporate services.
Her current focus is implementing the changes from the new Local Government Act 2020 and onboarding Councillors for the Shire. Dawn wishes to continue to drive good governance throughout the organisation to ensure we are a model for best practice, transparency, and integrity.
Kristin Favaloro – Executive Manager Communications & Engagement
Kristin commenced with the Strathbogie Shire in May 2020, having more than 20 years’ experience in communications, engagement and journalism. Most recently, Kristin spent six years at Goulburn Murray Water leading the communications, media and engagement department. Prior to that, Kristin was the editor of the Shepparton News.
Having grown up in Shepparton and now residing in Euroa with her young family, Kristin is a passionate contributor to the local community’s success. She has been strongly involved in advocating for the region and has been a Director on the Board of The Work Group since 2013. Kristin is a champion of engagement practice and lives and works by a simple ethos, which is ‘people should be involved in the decisions that affect them’.