Long-serving employees say goodbye
THE Central Highlands Regional Council said farewell to two of its loyal employees last month - when Peter Day and George Frangos left.
Peter Day has been involved with Local Government for the past 40 years and said he was very much looking forward to retirement with his wife in the Whitsundays.
"My wife and I haven't had a holiday in 20-odd years, so we'll be planning one, but I'm not sure what it is yet," he said with a laugh.
As general manager of the Environment and Planning sector, Mr Day worked at the CHRC for five-and-a-half years and said it was a rewarding experience.
"It's has been challenging, but also rewarding," he said. "It was my time so I'm happy, I needed a bit of a change of lifestyle."
While Mr Frangos isn't taking up retirement, he too is looking forward to a bit of a break before looking at new opportunities next year.
"I plan on refreshing, refocusing, and then having another go," he said. "This is my first decent holiday in more than six years."
Mr Frangos has spent 27 years with Local Government, and has worked as the deputy chief executive officer at CHRC since 2007.
"It's always sad to leave one place, but it's always important to look at new goals," he said.
"We've achieved an awful lot over the past three years, but there have been a lot of challenges."