GLENELG Shire Council’s long-serving community and culture group manager Adele Kenneally will wake up on July 7 without having to make her daily 200 kilometre round trip between home and work.
Ms Kenneally has announced her retirement from the position she has held since November 2005, with her last effective day at work expected to be July 4.
For the majority of that time, she has made the journey between her home in Hamilton and work in Portland.
She started work at the shire as library manager in July 2005 before taking up the citizen services group manager position in November 2005.
The citizen services area has had a few name changes since 2005 including community development and now community and culture.
It covers a diverse range of areas such as public health, children and families, aged care and disabilities, along with the arts.
“I decided to apply for the group manager’s position in 2005 because of the diverse range of services the Glenelg Shire offers, and I think it is far more exciting than most other regions,” she said.
She said the decision to retire was not easy.
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