EASTERN Metropolitan Regional Council chief executive Peter Schneider has resigned from his position after nine years at the helm.
The council provides services in waste management, resource recovery, environmental management and regional development for its member councils.
Member councils include the Cities of Bayswater, Swan, Belmont and Kalamunda, Town of Bassendean and Shire of Mundaring.
Mr Schneider resigned yesterday and has given the council a three-month resignation notice.
He took over the chief executive position after serving as the corporate services executive manager and deputy chief executive from April 2006 to September 2009.
He previously worked as the corporate services director at the City of Joondalup from October 2002 to April 2006.
Chairman and Swan councillor David McDonnell thanked Mr Schneider on his contribution to the council.
“Peter’s leadership coincided with a period of growth in the EMRC’s core waste management services, which it manages on behalf of its six member councils,” he said.
“During this time, we also conducted a successful tender for the Resource Recovery Facility.
“The EMRC’s role as advocate for Perth’s eastern region also expanded with the development of several regional initiatives designed to promote sustainable economic growth and quality of life for Perth’s eastern region.
“I would like to pay tribute to Peter’s many achievements as CEO, thank him for his outstanding service and wish him and his family our very best wishes for a successful future.”