Indigo Shire Chief Executive Officer, Trever Ierino will continue to lead the organisation for a further four years with Council agreeing to extend his contract until February 2027.
In announcing the contract extension, Mayor Bernard Gaffney said ensuring continuity and stability was a major factor in Council’s decision, especially given the upheaval and uncertainty of the past few years following bushfires and the pandemic.
“We have endured unprecedented times and many challenges and Mr Ierino has remained steadfast and resilient in the face of this, ensuring that Council continued to deliver essential services and keep the workforce safe,” Cr Gaffney said.
Since joining Indigo Shire in 2018, Mr Ierino has overseen a number of important community projects and also helped the organisation to secure significant grant funding, including $2.5M for the Chiltern Community Hub and $5.1M for the Rutherglen Wine, Walk, Cycle, Trail.
Following his re-appointment, Mr Ierino said he was extremely happy and humbled by the confidence that the Council has shown in him.
“Despite the challenges of the past few years, the organisation is in good shape and we have always remained focused on delivering the best possible services and outcomes for our community,” Mr Ierino said.
“In 2021, Council adopted a new 10-year Community Vision and four-year Council Plan, which were developed following extensive community consultation. We are now implementing the year-two actions and I’m thrilled that I will not only oversee the delivery of all the actions, but also contribute to a new Council Plan in 2025.”
Mr Ierino said, “For a small rural Council, we continually punch above our weight and I am proud that I can continue to lead the organisation as we recover from the pandemic and look towards a brighter future for all.”