BEING an active member of the community is what sustains Central Highlands Regional Council chief executive officer Bryan Ottone's longstanding career in Local Government.
Cr Ottone's 40 years' service was recently celebrated alongside staff at the CHRC Emerald office, where his achievements in Local Government were acknowledged and congratulated.
At the celebration Mayor Peter Maguire applauded Cr Ottone for his successful career and said it was a wonderful achievement for someone to work in the one industry for so long, especially with his consistent hard work and commitment to the local region.
"The Central Highlands Regional Council is certainly lucky to have someone of Bryan's calibre working in our area," Cr Maguire said.
Commencing his career on November 8, 1971, as deputy shire clerk at Atherton Shire Council, Cr Ottone knew it was government where he wanted to build his career.
Holding positions in senior management for 32 years in seven local governments across the region provided him with the involvement needed to support the local areas in which he worked.
Cr Ottone has held his position as CHRC CEO since April, 2008, bringing his knowledge from past experience to the Emerald region, providing support to enhance the local region for a sustainable future.
His other involvements include working with the Lions Club, where he takes pride in giving something back to the community.
He has been vice-president of the Emerald sub branch of the RSL for several years, as well as being an active member of the Defence Force Reserve Council for 31/42 RQR, and a commissioned officer with 51 RQR.
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