TECT Marketing and Communications Manager Laura Thomson-Bache will be leaving TECT at the end of March for a new role at Tauranga City Council as Community Relations Advisor.
Laura started at TECT three years ago and in that time has helped share the stories of many community groups and the work of TECT with our wider community.
Through the management of TECT’s social media, the production of media releases, the planning of events, and the management of TECT’s website, TECT General Manager Wayne Werder says Laura has helped build TECT’s standing as a trust at the heart of our community.
“We are naturally disappointed that Laura is leaving us, but equally thrilled that Laura has a fantastic opportunity to further her development.
“Laura’s contribution over the past three years has been exemplary and I have been particularly impressed by her ability to work across the community sector and the wide range of stakeholders. She has not only told the story of TECT, but more importantly told the story of the many community groups and their work.”
Laura says she is excited to start the new phase in her career and is grateful for her time at TECT.
“Here at TECT we work closely with Tauranga City Council on a range of community projects; from collaborative funding arrangements to events like the TECT Community Awards.
“I’m looking forward to working with Tauranga City Council in a new capacity as their Community Relations Advisor, where I will be supporting cross-organisational communication and engagement needs.
“I am so grateful for my time at TECT where I have had the opportunity to not only work with a fantastic team who are passionate about this community and helping it thrive, but also get to know so many community groups in our region and the incredible people working within them.
“Through telling their stories, I have gained a deeper appreciation for their work and its value in our community. We are incredibly lucky to have so many community groups looing after our health and wellbeing, keeping us connected, and supporting our environment. Our region truly wouldn’t be what it is without them.”