Lei Parker has been a resident of Eurobodalla for 37 years
In that time he has committed to 13 years as a presenter and committee member of local community radio station 2EARFM before calling it a day to undertake overseas travels and foreign aid assignments
Lei also worked at Eurobodalla Shire Council in the surveying and engineering sections for twenty one years before retiring in 2006.
During his time with Council Lei was the recipient of several industry awards for his work in Asset Management and the development of ground breaking facility data systems.
Lei has committed himself to his Tuross Head community since first arriving in 1985 establishing a community website (www.turosshead.org) promoting the town, but also serving to present the history and the community diversity.
Wanting to ensure the community had solid, reliable communications in case of accident, flood or fire Lei established the Tuross Head Facebook page in August 2008 and has managed it since. The page now has in excess of 7000 followers and played a vital role in community communications during to 2019 summer fires.
Lei has long served on the committees of the Tuross Head Progress Association and the Tuross Head Business Association actively advocating on behalf of his community.
He created a Tuross Head news paper in 1999. For the first 18 months it was weekly and then as his overseas journeys demanded more time he produced the Tuross Giant monthly.
It was this paper that saw the evolution of the free community focused Beagle in October 2016 which has become the leading on-line newspaper for the Eurobodalla community.
In addition to The Beagle Lei produces the comprehensive weekly real estate guide beagle abode that promotes local independent realtors and gives them an affordable outlet for their marketing.
Since starting the Beagle newspaper that covers the shire from Sth Durras to Tilba, Lei has provided a voice for the community that now enjoys local, quality, and timely news via a website, social media and via his twice-weekly subscriber emails that have now reached 300+ weeks of Beagle Weekenders (with just a single edition (Sept 23rd 2022) being missed due to major surgery), all from his ever present laptop, irrespective of where he is or might be travelling to.
The Beagle Facebook page now has in excess of 12000 followers. It too played a vital role in community communications during to 2019 summer fires.
The South Coast Beagle Pty Ltd is also the owner of the South Coast Travel Guide . The South Coast Travel Guide website was officially launched on November 1st 2017 and is a comprehensive, one stop website launched to cover everything a visitor needs to know of the 110kms of Eurobodalla coastline, from South Durras to The Tilbas.
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