Statement from Mayor Greg Conkey: Update on General Manager recruitment process

Published: 27 Sep 2017 8:17am

My fellow Councillors and I have unanimously selected a preferred candidate for the position of General Manager at an Extraordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 26 September.

An official announcement on the new General Manager will be made when the recruitment process is finalised, which may take a number of weeks.

Local Government NSW Management Solutions has coordinated an extensive merit-based recruitment process, including nation-wide advertising that resulted in 25 applications for the position by the 21 August closing date.

Following short-listing, a panel consisting of myself, Deputy Mayor Dallas Tout, Councillor Vanessa Keenan, Councillor Kerry Pascoe and AlburyCity General Manager Frank Zaknich conducted first-round interviews.

Following further short-listing, four candidates were interviewed by all Councillors present on Tuesday 26 September. At the following Extraordinary Council Meeting, Councillors resolved for myself and the Deputy Mayor to progress the recruitment process with the successful applicant.

James Bolton remains in the General Manager position while the recruitment process is finalised.

Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM