Welcome to New ALEC Staff

ALEC welcomes our two new staff members; Alex Read who is our Policy officer (0.6fte) and Laurie May who is our Community Outreach and Engagement Officer (0.4fte). 

A bit about Alex

Hello fellow desert defenders,

I’m Alex, the new policy officer from Sydney. I have just recently joined the team here at ALEC in order to strengthen the organisations ability to engage government and industry in pushing for stronger and more progressive environmental policy. I have studied environmental management and law so I have a solid foundation in regulatory and legal processes with a particular interest in keeping government accountable and facilitating the transition to a low carbon economy.

The second component of my role is to work with you, the community, in representing the environmental vision of Alice Springs and the broader arid lands ensuring the long term sustainability of communities and natural systems for many generations. I hope that I can help empower the town in making decisions about its future direction in the areas of renewable energy, water, indigenous rights and biodiversity. It is so exciting to be here and to join this vibrant and passionate community in the fight against fracking and other projects. I look forward to meeting and working with you on this beautiful Arrente country. 

A bit about Laurie May

After five years in the desert Laurie May has come over to ALEC as the Community Engagement Officer. With a background in performance poetry and current President of Totem Theatre, Laurie has been volunteering in the community for years. 
With that mindset, Laurie will be getting out in the community and helping you get involved with ALEC - managing volunteers, managing ALEC memberships and organising workshops.

 

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