Tracy Vellacott is not budging from her post at Warwick Tourism and Events.
Tracy Vellacott is not budging from her post at Warwick Tourism and Events. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Tracy keen to stay queen of events

AFTER a year filled with fireworks, fairy floss and fluffy tree jumpers, Tracy Vellacott has cemented her position as CEO of Warwick Tourism and Events.

Mrs Vellacott was on secondment from her former position as Southern Downs Regional Council since taking on the CEO role, but has now officially resigned from her council position.

She said the past year had acted as a "buffer", allowing her the opportunity to decide whether the role was right for her - and she doesn't plan on going anywhere.

"By the good graces of council I have been able to come and get a feel of the events and the role itself and see if this was the place I wanted to be," she said.

"I am very happy in my position and plan to continue on in the role."

Although she concedes resigning from her council role was "taking away her backstop", Mrs Vellacott said she was content with her decision and felt supported in her role.

"In the last 12 months it has been nice to make it through and know we deliver quality events," she said.

"I have had such great feedback and I am incredibly lucky to be so supported by the community."

Mrs Vellacott said she and her team had thrown themselves into this year's full calendar of events.

"I'm looking forward to things such as the Easter fair, an incredible Jumpers and Jazz and a great Rose and Rodeo festival," she said.

Mrs Vellacott's successor Janine Crawford has announced that she has now resigned from the role of council communications officer.

Mrs Crawford said she was relocating due to family reasons and had secured a similar position in NSW.


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