A long-serving member of the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre, and the Fraser Coast community, is ready to retire.

Robyn Edward announced it was time to make time to focus on the things she loved doing when she was a teenager but had struggled to find time for in the midst of a busy career.

She is looking forward to spending time playing the piano, drawing and painting.

Robyn, who most recently has worked as the centre's business development manager, has been instrumental to the success of such high profile events as Tour De Bay.

Retiring business development manager, Robyn Edward.

Before joining our team, Robyn worked as a property manager in the real estate world.

She previously enjoyed a career in journalism and marketing, having worked at the Hervey Bay Independent among other publications.

Robyn's skills and experience have been of great value to the organisation and CEO Tanya Stevenson said Robyn had been an inspiration.

From everyone on the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre team: Thank you, Robyn, for your years of services.

We wish you well as you start this exciting new chapter.