BY Candice Boyle
CITY of Maribyrnong councillor Joseph Cutri has resigned and will not see out his term as the representative of the Stony Creek Ward.
Braybrook and Tottenham communities will say goodbye to one of their most vocal supporters next month in what is expected to be an emotional end to a decade of service.
Cr Cutri, 42, resigned last week to spend more time with his family, but regretted not being able to complete his full term as councillor.
He he made the decision because he wouldn’t be able to give the role the time it needed.
“My family is everything to me. I was not planning to stand at the next election in November 2008,” he said.
@BT Bold Normal ST:“The fact my wife and I are having twins has been an unexpected bonus, but this has also hastened my resignation.”
Cr Cutri said he was proud of the achievements of the council and was honoured to have represented the Braybrook community for the past decade.
“The Braybrook community is the best. They’re battlers, but they don’t complain and they never give up,” he said.
“Braybrook has an amazing depth of volunteers and community groups, and I just know the community will go from strength to strength.”
Cr Cutri was first elected to the Maribyrnong City Council in 1997, and has served four terms, twice as mayor.
His last day will be Tuesday, 18 September.