GERARD Jose's last day as Greater Taree City Council's general manager ended with the ordinary meeting of council on Wednesday evening.
Councillors resolved to appoint Ron Posselt as acting general manager of Greater Taree City Council.
"It is a normal part of local government life to have new senior executives every so often," said mayor Paul Hogan.
"We are pleased that we have such a capable person in Ron to manage operations while councillors undertake the recruitment process."
The new acting general manager previously served as council's executive leader service delivery, one of two executive posts under the general manager.
Councillors also addressed how they would go about the recruitment process to find a new general manager.
The mayor, deputy mayor Robyn Jenkins and councillors Alan Tickle and David West will form a selection panel to recruit the next general manager.
"Our panel will use a competitive recruitment process and our new general manager will be selected on merit," said mayor Hogan. "We will be looking closely at qualifications and relevant experience, in an open and transparent recruitment process."
The minutes of council meeting are available online at taree.cc/minutes (usually published the Friday following meetings), with upcoming agendas published the Friday prior meetings at taree.cc/agendas.