Cessnock City Council’s general manager Stephen Glen has announced his retirement after more than five years in the position.
Mr Glen started with council on June 3, 2013 and this July will celebrate 30 years of service in local government.
Mr Glen said it had been a pleasure to serve the community of Cessnock.
“I’ve enjoyed working with the mayor, councillors and staff as we work toward the common goal of achieving for the Cessnock Local Government Area and its residents," he said.
Cessnock Mayor Bob Pynsent congratulated Mr Glen on his retirement.
“Stephen has led council with integrity and excellence, with community needs at the forefront of his mind," Cr Pynsent said.
"His knowledge of local government and extensive experience has ensured council is in a strong position. I wish Stephen all the best in his future endeavours, as he enjoys time with his wife Christine and children.”
A report will go to the council meeting next week and with council’s consent Mr Glen will finish up in July 2019.