Community leaders back Wright

Shock sacking: Greg Wright, pictured last year in front of the Narellan council offices, was requested to empty his desk by 4pm last Wednesday after the five Liberal councillors terminated his contract last week.
Shock sacking: Greg Wright, pictured last year in front of the Narellan council offices, was requested to empty his desk by 4pm last Wednesday after the five Liberal councillors terminated his contract last week.

PROMINENT Camden and Macarthur residents have come out in support of sacked Camden Council general manager Greg Wright.

Wollondilly Council general manager Les McMahon paid tribute to Mr Wright's distinguished local government career.

"As a fellow general manager I really respected his comradeship and professional nature," Mr McMahon said.

"I had a lot to do with him because of the closeness of Camden and Wollondilly and I also worked with him as a fellow director at Wollondilly Council for many years. I always found him to be a professional gentleman."

Former Camden mayor and Camden MP Geoff Corrigan said he had warned Mr Wright the council would be trying to get rid of him.

"All general managers are subject to the whims of the council but I do find it very disturbing that a general manager who has given excellent service to the council is summarily sacked without the community being given any information about why this has happened," he said.

David Cadden, Macarthur Credit Union general manager and Camden Chamber of Commerce president, said he was "extremely proud" to have Mr Wright as the chairman of the Macarthur Credit Union.

"The credit union has grown enormously in the 10 years he has been chair," he said.

"I very much look forward to continuing with Mr Wright as our chair. He has the enormous respect and trust of the board."

Mr Cadden said as chamber president he had requested a meeting with the mayor to find out the reasons behind the decision.

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