It is with heavy hearts that we farewell ALEC’s Communications Manager, Nicole Pietsch in August. Peachy came to ALEC in 2012 and has been instrumental in organising 8 EcoFairs, countless market stalls, hundreds of events from film nights, presentations, to community meetings. Peachy played critical roles in the starting up of the Central Australian Frack Free Alliance and the Repower Alice Springs groups. Peachy has overseen the development and transition of two ALEC websites. Peachy also developed and oversaw the development of two Community Garden websites and more recently the Repower website. She has provided communications support to the wide range of groups supported by ALEC and always provided consistent advice, mentoring and leadership for all of the ALEC staff.
Peachy has been a driver in ALEC moving to Nationbuilder as a platform for website and supporter engagement. Peachy has been the stalwart of the Devil’s Advocate magazine and the fortnightly Thorny News e-newsletters. If you read something about ALEC anywhere in the recent history, it is likely she has been behind it being published, if not having written it herself. We wish her well on her next chapter with the Mental Health Association of Central Australia.