GREEN Skills has farewelled state manager Diane Evers and paid tribute to her dedication and hard work.
Ms Evers is leaving her role to pursue a career in politics as the Greens (WA) MLC elect for the South West region.
Green Skills has offices in Perth, Albany and Denmark and has been a leader in environmental and sustainability action, delivering community-based environmental and socially beneficial projects for almost 28 years.
Ms Evers has worked for the organisation since 2009 and for the past four years has held her Albany-based managerial position.
During this time she has nurtured networks across the region and metropolitan areas and encouraged strategic programs to promote sustainability and encourage innovation.
Since joining Green Skills Ms Evers managed the Albany arm of Ecojobs, an environmental personnel service, and secured contracts and tenders from government, community and business, providing many hours of work for regional people.
This included ensuring that skills and funds were directed to hands-on landcare restoration and rehabilitation work, with other grant-funded initiatives supporting community-based interactive environmental programs and opportunities.
Laura Bird has taken on the role of acting state manager and will carry on where Ms Evers left off.
– Geoff Vivian