Greater Dandenong City Council is set to extend it’s CEO John Bennie’s contract from 31 July until 30 November this year.
Mayor Cr Jim Memeti said John had served the Council and the community with great energy and passion since 2006.
“He will remain as CEO until his retirement so he can continue our important advocacy efforts in the lead up to the State Government Election, including securing the required funding for the $150 million plus South East Sports and Entertainment Centre and the new Dandenong Wellbeing Centre,” the Mayor said.
“John is a fantastic CEO and has achieved so much for our community.
“He is well-respected in the local government sector, having started his career in 1975.
“John is an inspiring leader, an honest, hard-working, and very caring person.
“During his tenure at the City of Greater Dandenong, John has been instrumental in working with Council to deliver successful major strategic projects, including the Dandenong Library and Civic Centre, Springvale Community Hub, Noble Park Aquatic Centre (NPAC) and revitalisation of the Dandenong Market.
“John will leave our organisation on his own terms in November to pursue his personal passions and continue his strong relationship with the community.
“I thank John for his ongoing service excellence, professionalism, and dedication.
“Council looks forward to working with John in the remaining months ahead to achieve valuable and long-term community outcomes.”