Bega Valley IRCF Facilitators Appointed

Two facilitators, Leah Szanto and Bree Morgan, have been appointed as the community facilitators to support the IRCF Program in Bega Valley.

Leah joined FRRR in 2023 as the IRCF Community Development Project Officer for the Bega Valley and has held a variety of positions in the media, arts and communications over the last 20+ years. With proven ability in the practical planning of a wide range of events, Leah places an emphasis on community development and empowerment. Many of Leah’s skills have been developed through partnering with organisations and stakeholders in the private sector and across local and state government platforms, in both regional NSW and Melbourne. 

Leah’s time as a journalist for independent media company Australian Community Media from shortly after the Black Summer until mid-2022 connected her more closely to the community throughout very challenging times, leading her to want to become more involved in ongoing renewal efforts in the beautiful Bega Valley. Leah has a qualification in Professional Writing and Editing and a Diploma of Health.

Leah Szanto –

Bree commenced work with FRRR in January 2023 as the IRCF Community Development Project Assistant for the Far South Coast.  Having completed a traineeship with Bega Valley Shire Council prior, Bree’s experience working for local government in community development has equipped her with a diverse skillset and valuable local knowledge. Bree is passionate about supporting not for profit organisations and Local Aboriginal Land Councils, as well as youth.

Bree has assisted with a range of community-driven capacity building and development events, as well as youth workshops and forums. With a background in business administration, she supports her community and team well, and having grown up in the Bega Valley Shire has extensive knowledge of the region, it’s people and their unique needs.

Bree Morgan –

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