Zagata leaves job after 10 years
MUM, philanthropist and a woman who doesn’t know how to sit still.
Meet Leesa Zagata: a person who loves the Rose City, its people and can’t turn her back on the calling of community spirit and involvement.
Her passion is derived from her former employment at Rose City Shoppingworld where she held the position as marketing manager for more than a decade.
“I was at Rose City (Shoppingworld) for about 13 years, when it was just a hole in the ground; in that time I met some amazing and wonderful people,” Mrs Zagata said.
“It was a tough decision to leave because I really got to see Warwick’s community groups in action.
“People around here have a lot of heart.”
Her vivacious spirit is tangible as she held her 13-month-old daughter Taylor and spoke about her inspiration watching every day Warwick people band together in times of need.
During her community involvement, Mrs Zagata has been the driving force in many action groups including raising funds to buy several new vehicles for the rural fire brigades.
She also organised a container load of food and medicine for the animals injured during the Victorian bushfires and was awarded the Rotary award for pride of workmanship.
The quiet and humble achiever was bashful about her achievements as she merely said, “I love it here”.
“All of these achievements could only be achieved with the support and assistance of so many people, not least a wonderful husband and endless support from her mother and father,” she said.
“We intend to bring Taylor up in the Warwick area, I was born here and it’s such a wonderful place.”