MACEDON Ranges Council will reappoint Peter Johnston as its chief executive.
Mr Johnston, a New Gisborne resident, said he loved living in the shire.
"Over the term of my contract I've been really pleased the council can work with the community and achieve a whole lot of things.
"The amenity and liveability of the shire has been enhanced over the term of this council."
Mr Johnston said there was a great "community feeling" in all towns in the Macedon Ranges.
"There's lots of passionate people living and working in the area. The council has a strong partnership with the community so we can achieve great things."
He said the Macedon Ranges had special character.
"I think the unique location and the fact we can live in an area with lots of natural advantages but still be easily accessible to Melbourne is a big advantage.
"All the towns have a unique character, streetscape and distinct areas whether it be commercial areas or recreational. Communities appreciate and treasure their facilities."
Mr Johnston started at the council in January 2008 and was contracted for five years. The terms of his contract are confidential.
Mayor Henry McLaughlin said Mr Johnston was a stable and professional leader who acted in the best interests of the community.
It is not yet known whether Mr Johnston will be employed for another five years.
The council will formally reappoint him as chief executive at its next meeting, at the Gisborne Administration Centre, 40 Robertson Street, at 7pm on July 25.