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Jason Gordon was ve years old when he rst
decided he wanted to work on a council. He said
his childhood dream was to build roads. He is now
37 and he has realised his career goal as the top
man on a council.
Mr Gordon is the new general manager at
Wingecarribee Council, taking the reins of the
Highlands operation on December 7.
And while Mr Gordon is considered by some
"quite young" for the leadership role there is little
doubt he steps into the position with a wealth of
experience and a drive to achieve for the good of
the community -- a community he now proudly
He said he began his council career when he was
18 as the " rst ever" cadet engineer with Bourke
"I spent eight years working at Bourke before
moving to Tumut to take on the job of CEO of the
business arm of that council," he said.
Mr Gordon's next career move was to Cabonne
Council near Orange where he held the position of
director of engineering and technical services for
"I was then headhunted by Co s Harbour City
Council where I spent three years as director of city
"I've loved working at Co s Harbour, but it has
been my career goal to become a council general
manager and Wingecaribee Council has enabled me
to realise that dream."
Mr Gordon said he had known about the
Wingecarribee Shire for several years and when the
opportunity to work in the area came up he jumped
at the opportunity.
"This is the next step up in my career," he said.
"Wingecarribee Council is about the size of the
directorate I had in Co s Harbour both in terms of
sta and budget."
Mr Gordon said he believed it was important to
stay in one area for at least ve or six years so that
you saw the consequences of your decisions on
He conceded he didn't meet this goal at Co s
Harbour because of the great opportunity on
However, he said he was now ready to settle into
the Highlands with his wife, Leah and 18-month-old
"Our view is to stay in the Highlands for a fair while,"
"We want more children and once we have children
at school I think my wife will be ready for me to put
"Leah is a speech pathologist and she will be
looking to also work in the shire once we have
"We are excited about our new
life in the Highlands and we are
excited about getting to know the
people and becoming actively
involved in the community."
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