Town Team Movement is very pleased to announce that events leader Jimmy Murphy, creative organiser Karen Lee and placemaking expert David Snyder have joined our team.
Jimmy was the animating force behind the creation of Town Team Movement and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors. He will be joining in a full-time capacity to lead the Conference 2019 team and our philanthropic and sponsorship campaigns. He was previously co-founder, Director and Festival Producer at Upbeat Events.
Karen has joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director. She is General Manager of RTR FM and has experience across creative and community projects, organisational development and project management. She is passionate about placemaking and is a committee member of the North Perth Local town team.
David founded Spaced Out Placemakers. His innovative approach, passion and connection with people has helped communities around Australia. His expertise in place activation, community engagement, events and workshop facilitation will be a major asset for our team. He will lead our consulting team helping local governments, state government agencies and property professionals.
Town Team Movement is an ‘under-arching’, non-profit organisation. Our purpose is inspiring active citizenship and supporting town teams across Australia and New Zealand to build connected, resilient communities and better places.
Chief Executive Officer, Dean Cracknell, says the appointments will help deliver on the company’s strategic objectives.
“We are fortunate and privileged to be able to attract three amazing people to join us on our journey”, he said. “Jimmy and David are already out there making a difference in the community, and Karen brings new skills and expertise to our Board.
We’re really excited about the future and will continue to help the 26 town teams to do what they want to do to improve their local communities”.