Living Choice Fullarton village manager, Angela Trevor, has been named South Australia’s and the Northern Territory’s Village Manager of the Year.
The prestigious award, sponsored by Programmed Property Services, was announced at a Retirement Living Forum hosted by the Property Council of Australia at Living Choice Fullarton on 30th August. The national winner will be announced at the annual Retirement Living Summit in Canberra at the end of November.
In accepting the award, Angela paid tribute to her team. “They all have a can-do attitude, always with a smile. I consider them to be my friends as well as colleagues - in fact, this award should be called Village Management of the Year!”
Angela also thanked Living Choice’s senior management for their support and encouragement and praised the Retirement Living Council and Programmed for “recognising village managers who are at the coalface”.
“Most importantly, I thank my residents. Thank you for your smiles and hugs and positive sense of community. It’s not always smooth sailing but this village would be nothing without you. Special thanks to Sandra Maynard for her kind words during the nomination process.”
Angela highlighted the many roles of a village manager – “team leader, decision-maker, diplomat, emergency responder, sales person and property manager, marketing and function co-ordinator, bus driver, choir leader and occasional fill-in pianist”!
“My role here is like being the captain of a cruise ship and it needs to be a good journey for our passengers. This award is for us all at Fullarton.”