Amy takes helm at city visitor centre
SHE made the move from Armadale, Western Australia, to Warwick close to six months ago and for the past two weeks Amy Walker has been the new co-ordinator of the Warwick Visitor Information Centre.
"We moved to Warwick in December last year with my husband and family," Mrs Walker said.
"We decided it would be a good place to put down some roots."
She has taken over from Charee Aspinall, who now works part-time work within the Southern Downs Regional Council, so she can spend more time with her family.
Mrs Walker worked as a manager for the Red Cross blood service for five years and, after making the tree change, was on the hunt for a new job.
"When the job came up I thought I would be able to use my skills and I also saw it as an opportunity to contribute to the community," she said.
"I like the fact that Tracy (Vellacott), the board and I are all excited about the opportunity to develop the Visitor Information Centre."
So far Mrs Walker's favourite part of her job is all the people she is able to meet.
"The people interaction with both the tourists and the volunteers is great," she said.
"The volunteers are such a pool of knowledge and without that we would not be able to do the work that we do."
Mrs Walker is gearing up for the one of the centre's busiest times of the year, Jumpers and Jazz in July.
It will be her first experience of the quirky festival.
"There is a great program of events on offer," she said.
The recruit said she also had some big plans for the Visitor Information Centre.
"We are looking at making the centre a hub for locals and travellers by increasing the retail sector," she said.
"We already have a range of local products from condiments, pottery and jewellery but are looking to expand."