Council approves new appointments

George Council resolved on Friday 11 December to appoint Dr. Michelle Gratz to the position of Acting Municipal Manager as of the 1 January 2021 in terms of Section 82 of the Municipal Structures Act, 117 of 1998, until such time as the position is permanently filled.

In the interim, Mr. Steven Erasmus, Director: Protection Services continues in the Acting Municipal Manager position up to 31 December 2020. Dr. Gratz, a resident of George, is eminently qualified, having worked at George Municipality for 12 years before serving as Municipal Manager at Mossel Bay Municipality for seven years. She meets the prescribed competency requirements for the position.

Mr. Allen Paulse is to be appointed Acting Director: Community Services as of 1 January 2021, in terms of Section 56 of the Municipal Structures Act, 32 of 2000. He has had 18 years’ experience as a Municipal Manager.

In the interim, Mr. Shanold Marillac, Senior Manager Community Services continues in the Acting  Director: Community Services position up to 31 December 2020.

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