Former Baw Baw CEO David Powell dies
Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 16:27, Friday 2 August 2013
FORMER Baw Baw Shire CEO David Powell is being celebrated as a “thoughtful” and “gentle man” after he died last night.
Pictured: Mr Powell at a Baw Baw Shire Council meeting. Image sourced from Baw Baw Shire documents.
Mr Powell, CEO from October 2008 to December 2009, was also a member of the Salvation Army and had played the Last Post at the Warragul ANZAC Day service.
A Baw Baw Shire Council media release described Mr Powell as “a quiet and gentle man who was very focussed on helping people” and also mentioned his passion for genealogy.
Mayor Murray Cook said news of Mr Powell’s death would affect many people.
“I knew David for almost 20 years, from the time he worked for Narracan Shire,” Cr Cook said in the media release.
“He was a thoughtful man who was always generous with his time.
“I know that many in the shire and beyond will be greatly saddened by this news.”
Mr Powell became Director of Environment and Infrastructure at Boroondara City Council after
leaving he stopped working at Baw Baw and previously worked at Bayside City Council.
Mr Powell is survived by his wife Fiona and their three children.
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