Leadership & Structure

General Manager - John Scarce

As Council's General Manager, Mr Scarce oversees Murrumbidgee Council's day-to-day operations. He is also responsible for implementing council's strategic plans and objectives, delivering services and infrastructure to the community, managing staff and the organisation's financial management.

As the most senior person in the organisation, he provides a critical interface between the councillors and the organisation's operational arms which implement decisions made at council meetings. He has high levels of accountability to the governing body (ie the councillors), who are in turn accountable to the community for the organisation's performance during each council term.

Mr Scarce is based in the Jerilderie office but travels widely throughout the council area. 

There are four departments in Murrumbidgee Council:

  1. General Manager's Office
  2. Planning, Community & Development
  3. Infrastructure
  4. Finance

Each department head is responsible for the following operations within Council.

General Manager's Office - Mr John Scarce

  • Executive Support
  • Media & Communications
  • People & Culture
  • Workplace Health & Safety
Finance - Ms Kaitlin Salzke
  • Banking
  • Creditors
  • Financial Management
  • Payroll
  • Procurement & Stores
  • Rates
  • Revenue
Planning, Community & Development - Mr Garry Stoll
  • Animal Control
  • Biosecurity and weeds
  • Community Services
  • Community Development (focusing on youth, seniors, Aboriginal, women and disability)
  • Customer Service
  • Development Assets (landuse, flood, heritage)
  • Development Assessment
  • Economic Development, Tourism & Events
  • Environmental Health
  • Grants
  • Libraries
  • Strategic Planning
  • Waste Management
Infrastructure - vacant
  • Asset Management and Strategy
  • Roads Maintenance and Construction
  • Infrastructure Maintenance
  • Infrastructure Construction
  • Parks & Gardens
  • Water & Sewer

Our Corporate Values

Creativity | Teamwork | Innovation

We strive to deliver quality services and well-maintained facilities. We achieve this with strong, positive and trusted leadership that respects traditional principles and forward thinking, and through this, nurtures who we are, where we live and what we have built.

Our Staff Values

We have confidence in all cogs of the Council wheel, which leads to efficiencies through a co-operative and collaborative approach.

We are open, honest and accountable and have great, and justifiable, pride in our work.

We work together and embrace a team environment of inclusion, equality and open communication.

We genuinely respect each other and appreciate our individual skills, characters and backgrounds.

View our Workforce Management Strategy.