New shire director
Baw Baw Shire has appointed Yasmin Woods as its new planning and development director.
Ms Woods took over the role yesterday. She replaces Matthew Cripps who left the organisation in July.
Ms Woods has more than 25 year’s experience in local government in statutory and strategic planning, project management, urban design, valuations and property management, coastal and heritage planning and management of a considerable asset conversion program.
Her most recent role was executive manager of property and strategy at Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.
Her responsibilities involved management of an $11 million annual budget, oversight of a $200 million property portfolio, facility management of more than 124 community halls and sports pavilions, and leadership of 32 staff.
Ms Woods also has a Bachelor of Commerce and is currently completing her Master of Business Administration.
Ms Woods will lead teams in strategic and statutory planning, building and regulatory services, emergency management, environment, public health, arts, culture and events.
Chief executive officer Alison Leighton said Ms Woods was known for her collaborative leadership style, ability to transform performance through empowering teams and outstanding stakeholder management and customer relationship skills.
“Following an extensive and rigorous recruitment process, Yasmin was the clear choice for the role. We look forward to welcoming her to Baw Baw Shire Council,” Ms Leighton said.
Sub-contractors trim and maintain trees in Alford St, Warragul last week to ensure safety around power lines.
New planning and development director Yasmin Woods began work with Baw Baw Shire yesterday.