Queen's Birthday honours for our former council chief
HARD work and dedication has paid off for former North Burnett Regional Council CEO, Mark Pitt.
The council's administrator was recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List.
The passionate leader was humbled to receive a public service medal for outstanding service to local government in Queensland.
"It came as an absolute surprise,” Mr Pitt said.
"I wondered if they'd made a mistake. It just floored me.”
Mr Pitt served as CEO for North Burnett Regional Council for nearly nine years before taking the CEO position at South Burnett's council in June 2018.
The modest council chief struggled to hide his emotions after receiving the news of his prestigious award.
"I am honestly really not worthy of this,” Mr Pitt said.
"There are so many other deserving people out there.
"I don't do anything too spectacular, I just work with a lot of good people.”
To celebrate his Queen's Birthday award, Mr Pitt said he would have a low key-evening attending events and spending time with his wife, Nicola.
"After finishing at tonight's South Burnett Directions meeting, Nicola and I will toddle off to a Rotary meeting,” he said.
"It'll be just another day in paradise.”