Central Coast Council farewells key leader after 40 years
CENTRAL Coast Council's Group Leader of Customer and Community Relationships, Ms Judy Jaeger, is leaving council after almost forty years of dedicated service in local government.
Ms Jaeger has led the delivery of many of Council's most popular and important community services including libraries, sport and recreation, arts and culture and community and economic development as well as some of its critical business operations like information technology procurement, fleet and property management.
Council's CEO, Mr Rob Noble, said he has known Ms Jaeger for many years and is personally and professional sorry to see her leave the organisation.
"I wish Judy nothing but the very best as she moves on to the next stage of her life," Mr Noble said. "I thank Judy from the bottom of my heart for her tremendous commitment, passion and service to the Central Coast Council, its people and the broader community.
"She has left a lasting legacy due to her commitment to delivering projects that enrich the lives of the community and have made the Central Coast a better place to live, work and play."
Judy Jaeger has led key projects for the Central Coast including the Gosford Regional Library, Woy Woy Oval upgrade, redevelopment of Ettalong Beach foreshore reserve, Lisarow Sporting Precinct and successful Gosford Smart Work Hub.
Ms Jaeger was instrumental in finalising an ongoing agreement with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage for critical conservation work in Rumbalara Reserve to ensure this unique part of the Central Coast is protected for future generations.
A new Disability Inclusion Action Plan is underway and will ensure people with a disability have equal access to council's essential services, thanks to Ms Jaeger's strong leadership in this area.
"I know Judy would say that one of her proudest achievements, amongst many, at Council is facilitating the first Tiny Homes pilot project in Australia right here on the Central Coast," Mr Noble added.
"Houses specifically for the homeless will be built on land council has provided - delivering a real and lasting solution to the growing problem of homelessness on the Coast.
"Many other Councils said no to the project, but not Judy, she championed the project and in the next few weeks it will be a reality. That is the ultimate legacy."
Judy Jaeger's last day at Central Coast Council is Friday 9 September.