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Tracie

Lives in Traralgon

I love the strength and compassion of our community. So for me, the strength inspires me. I see that every day where people gather together and they, you know, come up with local solutions to local issues. They advocate for their community, their neighbour, their family, and they come together to make great things happen in our Valley. They stand together to be counted, and that’s really something that inspires me and it keeps me coming down to work every day.

And the other word I used was compassion and I think for me, that’s how we show our compassion for people and our community. You know, every day I see people working together, they’re looking after their neighbours, they’re checking on their family. You know, if there’s someone in need they rally together to, you know, to ensure that they’re supported and that, you know, they’re not left behind. And I think that is something that is really rare, it’s a rare find to see. And I’m really proud that I’m part of this community.

Tracie

Lives in Traralgon

I love the strength and compassion of our community. So for me, the strength inspires me. I see that every day where people gather together and they, you know, come up with local solutions to local issues. They advocate for their community, their neighbour, their family, and they come together to make great things happen in our Valley. They stand together to be counted, and that’s really something that inspires me and it keeps me coming down to work every day.

And the other word I used was compassion and I think for me, that’s how we show our compassion for people and our community. You know, every day I see people working together, they’re looking after their neighbours, they’re checking on their family. You know, if there’s someone in need they rally together to, you know, to ensure that they’re supported and that, you know, they’re not left behind. And I think that is something that is really rare, it’s a rare find to see. And I’m really proud that I’m part of this community.

David
Lives in Traralgon

I’ve lived in the region for most of my life, and I’m proud to have called most of the major centres “home” at one time or another.

Our region has a proud history of contributing to our state, whether it be the electricity we generate, the food we produce or…

Jay
Lives in Traralgon

The Valley can take us anywhere and I suppose we look up to those that have made it in whatever avenue they’ve taken, whether it’s science or education or whatever it is, sport.

There’s plenty of different heroes around town and it’s good that we can call them our own.

Say Hola to Erika!
Lives in Newborough

Hola.

Erika – Spanish

 

When Erika was 15 years old, her family moved from Peru to Chile.

The language was the same – Spanish – but the locals spoke quickly and with a different accent, making them at times difficult to understand.

It took some getting used to but…