COOMA-Monaro Shire Mayor Dean Lynch is increasing the pressure on the Snowy Hydro by calling for community representatives to be appointed to the Board, replacing directors from Queensland and South Australia.
He believes the directors need a "connection" with the region and he is "not happy" with the current makeup of the Board.
He is also seeking an early meeting with state government treasurer Mike Baird to discuss this issue and the controversy surrounding the company's decision to implement a process of finding a successor for chief executive Terry Charlton.
The state government is the major shareholder of Snowy Hydro and Mr Baird is the relevant "shareholder Minister."
Cr Lynch and Member for Monaro John Barilaro, have been outspoken critics of the Board's decision, and particularly what they perceive as the lack of consultation with community leaders.
They are both insistent there should be a lengthy transition between Mr Charlton and any incoming chief executive.
They also want the new boss to live in the region. However, this suggestion is rejected by Board Chairman Bruce Hogan (see report on page 4).
In a speech to state Parliament last week, Mr Barilaro said there were many questions about what he claimed was a "manipulated process" and "possible political interference."
He said his confidence in the Chaiman and Board of Snowy Hydro was being seriously eroded.
In his speech, he called for a thorough review of the Board's decision in relation to Mr Charlton, and urged Mr Baird to seek some answers and to ensure he and the government were not being mislead.