DOUBT surrounds the future of the Wodonga Ratepayers' Association with its president, secretary and treasurer all vacating their roles.
President Ian Deegan, who has led the group since it formed in 2015, said on Sunday he would be resigning at the annual meeting on Tuesday night.
Secretary Frank O'Grady is departing due to work commitments and treasurer Leo Toussaint is spending coming months travelling around Australia.
"I would genuinely hope there's people out there prepared to stand up to say 'I'll come, I'll do it'," Mr Deegan said.
The former Wodonga mayor said he had decided in the past two weeks that it was time to leave the presidency.
"It's just too much; it's time to step back," Mr Deegan said.
He said attendance at meetings, which can vary from 30 to 60, made it hard for the association and did not reflect the support he received in the street.
Mr Deegan nominated his deputy for the presidency.
" I would hope our vice president Allan Bounader would step up," he said.
"I haven't discussed it with him, but he's a good type of man that could do the job."
Mr Bounader declined to say if he would be a nominee, preferring to wait for the annual meeting to unfold.
"I'd like to see what the numbers are and go from there," he said.
"I wouldn't like to see the organisation fold, it's done a lot of good in the four years it's been run."
The council's spending on public artwork and high rates were two catalysts.
Mr Deegan said he believed the association, which was preceded by a similar organisation that collapsed in 2010, had been a successful watchdog.
"I believe they know we're serious and we can get support of the media and other people to do things correctly," he said.
"It's not a matter of kicking council's butt every time they say something; it's when we believe something's wrong and we go for it."
The association has pressured the council over its visitor information centre closure and argued for a replacement staffed by volunteers.
It has also seen two of its former committee members, Tim Quilty and Brian Mitchell, become councillors.
The annual meeting will be at Wodonga Senior Citizens' Club from 7pm on Tuesday.
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