It’s Goodebye to retiring CEO
LOCAL Government Minister David Templeman farewelled retiring Town of Claremont chief executive Stephen Goode last week, 20 years after being best man at his wedding to Shirley Goode.
The pair worked together at the City of Mandurah in the early years of their careers.
Mr Templeman joked that Goode, who became the youngest councillor in WA at the City of Albany at age 27, was on the shortlist for a commissioner if they were needed.
WA Local Government Association chief executive Ricky Burges revealed that her friend and former colleague had trusted her to read a draft of his first mystery thriller. While she was initially daunted by the task, Burges said she read the gripping novel in one night.
Goode became chief executive at Claremont in 2009 a year before the devastating fire at the Town's administration building.