Mount Isa City Council has appointed Cr Peta MacRae as interim chair of the Mount Isa 100 Years committee.
It comes after former mayor Ron McCullough resigned his position as chair.
At its ordinary meeting on Wednesday Council agreed on Cr MacRae's appointment for the rest of 2021 with a new appointment to be confirmed by Council in the new year.
Mr McCullough's resignation letter cited "changing circumstances for myself and my immediate family" following the illness of his wife.
"I felt honoured, excited and indeed very grateful to Council for installing me as chairman and I had huge ambitions and expectations for fulfilling Mount Isans' dreams of a resurgence in 2023 and beyond," Mr McCullough said in the letter.
"It would not be acceptable for me to continue in this role while my capacity to perform it would be distracted by other priorities."
Mayor Danielle Slade thanked Mr McCullough for his council legacy and his term on the 100 Years Advisory Committee and said the advisory committee would be happy to welcome him to future meetings should he want to attend.
The Council meeting also tabled the minutes of recent 100 Years committee meetings.
They mentioned Council has submitted an application for around $700,000 towards development of established and new events for 2023 as well as the cost of an administration officer dedicated to facilitating the 100 Years Celebrations.
The committee is also looking at commissioning a sculpture of a Kalkadoon Warrior possibly to be located in Charlie Steene Park in Pioneer.
Council is also seeking funding to turn the vacant lot at the old Harvey Norman building into a "centennial place" development.
Other items could be a special public holiday, a street party, a time capsule, a centennial ball, a Mount Isa song, and a John Campbell Miles statue.
As well as councillors, committee members include Emma Harman (Commerce North West), Natalie Flecker (Mount Isa Rodeo), Gary Murray (Mount Isa Tourism Assoc), Ian Brown (long-term citizen), Steve Carson (event organiser), Tara Bell (Kalkadoon PBC), Kath Donnelly (education), Maryann Wipaki (Mount Isa Mines), Sherrie Tuppurainen (Rotary) and Tammy Parry (state government).
READ ALSO: Indian restaurant opens in Mount Isa
Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content:
Make sure you are signed up for our breaking and regular headlines newsletters
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Follow us on Google News