BREAK O'Day Mayor Sarah Schmerl today announced she would retire from local government at the next election.
Cr Schmerl was elected as mayor in 2011 after serving as a councillor for two years.
Cr Schmerl said she would not seek re-election due to family and work factors, and a planned move to Hobart.
Local government elections will be held in October.
Nominations will be announced at the end of September.