Jan leaves huge shoes to fill

IT was a fond farewell to long-serving Community Transport manager Jan Ryan at a function honouring her 25 years of service.

An afternoon tea was held on Sunday afternoon with as many as 50 guests in attendance including Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser.

Mrs Ryan has been the driving force behind the expansion of the Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca (CHBN) Community Transport since its humble beginnings.

Her forward thinking, dedication and passion for her job has been described as legendary and reflective of her adopted saying, ‘the impossible just takes a little longer’.

Mrs Ryan has been described as ‘extremely dedicated’ by Community Transport’s secretary, Deidre Buttsworth.

“Jan is a tremendous woman who has given her life to make things better for other people,” Ms Buttsworth said.

“Our new manager has huge shoes to fill.”

CHBN Community Transport Inc. is a local, not-for-profit organisation which provides transport assistance for people who have difficulty using ordinary public transport.

The service is used by older individuals, people with disabilities and those who live in isolated areas to gain access to shopping and medical facilities.



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