The recruitment process for the top job at MidCoast Council will be the focus of councillor conversations and consideration at an extraordinary meeting of council on January 16.
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The need to recruit a new general manager follows the shock resignation of Glenn Handford on December 20. Mr Handford advised council that he resigned to take up a position in the private sector. The Manning River Times requested MidCoast Council provide information about the private sector position but was advised by a spokesperson “that it is not prepared to make a statement as to where he is going.”
Mr Handford will not receive a termination payment from council and his last day will be Friday, February 2.
In the meantime, Steve Embry, director corporate and business systems is acting general manager and Mr Handford is working with him and council staff on handover. Mr Embry holds this position until council considers on January 16 who will act in this role while the recruitment process is undertaken.