BULOKE Shire Council has appointed long-serving employee Anthony Judd as its new chief executive.
Mr Judd started working for council in 2006, and has been its works and technical services director since 2013.
He has also shared the position of interim chief executive with Jessie Holmes after former chief Lucy Roffey resigned in January to join Central Goldfields Shire Council.
Council made the decision to appoint Mr Judd to the role at its April meeting on Wednesday night.
The Charlton resident said he was honoured to have been selected for the role.
“It’s really exciting and I feel very privileged to be a part of a great organisation that does amazing things for such a fantastic community,” Mr Judd said.
“The community has a real get-up-and-go attitude and that’s really evident in the successes we’ve had over the last few years.”
Mr Judd said he was looking forward to working with a great staff base to service the community.
“We’ve had record infrastructure funding which will be implemented over the next 12 to 18 months,” he said.
“There is over $13 million to spend on roads, $6 million on recreation and $5.5 million for lakes. It’s a massive challenge but it will be a great one to have.”
Mayor David Pollard said the chief executive position vacancy drew a high level of quality applicants.
“Anthony has been at the forefront of everything that is happening in Buloke right now,” he said.
“His work has brought significant opportunities and funding to complete many projects across the shire, and he has an intrinsic understanding of the importance of the next exciting period of development for Buloke.
“Anthony is a shining light in Buloke and will continue to do amazing things.”
Council will soon start its recruiting process to fill Mr Judd’s former role.
Mr Judd will continue working as interim chief executive until he officially starts on April 23.