The new chairman of the Goldfields Professionals Network says he wants to use the non-profit organisation to make Kalgoorlie a place where people want to settle down.
Adam Rizzi, business development manager at Ausco Modular, recently became the new chairman of the GPN in February after returning to live in Kalgoorlie.
Having worked in Kalgoorlie, Karratha and Perth, he said Kalgoorlie had the lifestyle he wanted.
"I've kind of taken on the role (as chairman) because I didn't realise how good I had it in Kal until I came back here," Mr Rizzi said.
"There are a lot of great things about living in Kalgoorlie - proximity to work, the lack of traffic, the lifestyle. The customers you deal with and the friends you make, they're not like Perth, it's a bit more chilled." Mr Rizzi said he was looking for ways to keep people in Kalgoorlie.
"I want to push the message that Kal isn't a two-year town," he said.
Mr Rizzi said the GPN aimed to give new and old residents the chance to network, participate and meet other employed people, rather than business owners.
He said the GPN had planned a Race Round event, sporting activities and an end-of-year "pig on a spit" gathering. Details of the next GPN event will be confirmed soon.
Article and photo courtesy of the Kalgoorlie Miner.
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