Following on from the Annual General Meeting of the Adelaide West End Association held last week, a meeting of the Executive committee was held yesterday to confirm the office bearers for the coming year.
Tanya Schroeder, General Manager YHA, has accepted the position of Interim President of the AWEA one of Adelaide’s well know and significant precinct associations. Tanya has been a member of the committee for the past 2 years.
Tanya’s three month appointment heralds the commencement of a ‘New Directions’ planning strategy undertaken by the executive committee who’ll will investigate and canvass with members and the ‘custodians’ of the West End the important role precinct associations play at a time when the perceptions of what they ‘offer’ is being challenged by a new paradigm in place making and place management.
“Whilst we firmly believe that our precinct is one of the vibrant ‘beating hearts’ of our community, we must accept that changes in the way in which Council will , in the future ‘do business’ through a focused place making strategy will have profound affects in the way we work in partnership with our members, Council and the wider community in building a resilient and sustainable West End. As interim President I’m fortunate to be able to call on the diverse and accomplished skills of my executive team who bring a wealth of experience to the table for this important exercise, including skills in place making and place management through holistic design. The ‘New Directions’ planning process will give us the opportunity to continue the exemplary work of outgoing President Andrew Wallace in developing a relevant and refreshing vision, one which embraces these new and exciting times.
Once we have a clearer picture of who we are and what we want to achieve as an important City Partner then we’ll reflect on the role President before seeking a permanent nomination, in the meantime I look forward to working with my committee and the ‘custodians’ of the Adelaide Westend to continue the good work of the precinct association”
The 2014-2015 Executive Committee are: (for additional information click here)
Tanya Schroeder – YHA – President Phone: (08) 8414 3002 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Jones – Flightpath Architects – Vice President
Felicity Sando – Mulloway Studios – Public Officer
Gail Kovatseff – Media Resource Centre – Finance Officer
Immediate Past President – University of SA Andrew Wallace
James Economos- Econ Property Group
Ralph Clark – Peel Street Chambers
Jane MacFarlane – Tafe SA
Erin Davidson – Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art
James Katsaros – Worldsend Hotel
Stuart Heseltine – Hemishpere Design
Michael Gurner – Study Adelaide (Casual Member)