Gill Elphinston resigns as Yass Valley Council's media and communications coordinator

Yass Valley Council's media and communications coordinator Gill Elphinston is heading to a state government position. Photo: supplied

Yass Valley Council's media and communications coordinator Gill Elphinston is heading to a state government position. Photo: supplied

If Yass Valley Council has had something to say in the past nearly four years, you've probably heard it from Gill Elphinston.

She's the person working in the background to deliver the council's newsletters, press releases, social media posts and other tasks as media and communications coordinator. Although, that won't be for much longer.

Ms Elphinston's last day with the council is on Thursday, June 27 and she now prepares to embark on a new chapter working for the state government.

She will be providing the communication on a state-wide project roll out for Local Land Services.

The Yass Valley resident said she'll be based locally but there will be lots of opportunities to travel.

"I have absolutely loved my time with the council and feel like I have achieved a lot in the way we are communicating with the community," she said. "But I'm also very excited about a new challenge and the opportunities that state government will present."

Acting mayor Nathan Furry thanked Ms Elphinston for her role in enhancing the reputation of the council with the community and wished her all the best on her future endeavours.

"In some respects, this position has placed you at the coalface of public opinion of the council and matters being dealt with by the council, which I'm certain has had its stressful moments," Cr Furry said.

"As many councillors either have a public or personal presence across social media, we have witnessed your ability to rapidly identify, manage and report on issues being raised by the Yass Valley community.

"Further to this, your assistance in identifying strategies on how we can manage our communications in addressing these issues, especially in reflecting on the significant matters raised over the past six months, has been greatly valued," he said.

The council recently welcomed media and communications officer Gabby Iannelli who will fill Ms Elphinston's responsibilities.