Councillor David Kingham has announced that due to health and time reasons he won't be seeking re-election as deputy mayor of Blayney council.
He also announced that after 11 years of service on council he won't be seeking re-election to council next year.
With the election of mayor and deputy mayor to be held this Monday night during the September ordinary council meeting, Mr Kingham will be throwing his weight behind Councillor Bruce Reynolds as his successor.
Opposing Mr Reynolds will be former deputy mayor Allan Ewin who has confirmed his intention to run for deputy mayor.
Mayor Scott Ferguson is likely to be re-elected unopposed.
Cr Reynolds said that it was time for generational change on council.
"I'm the youngest councillor there and what I want to see happening in coming years is having some women on council," he said.
Cr Kingham said that Cr Reynolds was an extremely dedicated councillor who puts his heart and soul into the job.
"He really deserves that position and shows great potential," he said.
In total Cr Kingham will have had 12 years on council when his term finishes in 12 months.