Lisa shows Frankston in a positive light By Kate Sears

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If positivity was a person, it would be Lisa Fisher. Frankly Frankston has previously praised her selfless efforts as the founder of the Positively Frankston Facebook group and now her tireless work has been officially recognised. Lisa was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by Frankston Mayor Colin Hampton for all her hard work and the countless hours that she dedicates to creating a better Frankston via her Positively Frankston brand.

When Lisa started the Facebook group she had no expectation of how the public would receive it. Now she’s also established a linked Facebook page and website which also showcase everything positive about Frankston.

“I first heard about the Certificate of Appreciation from Cr Sandra Mayer, who told me she had nominated me,” said Lisa. “I was really surprised and of course very excited. It was quite unexpected and it is great recognition for our group.”

In the group you can expect to discover local unknown treasures to visit, hidden walking trails that may have been forgotten, tips on how to thoroughly explore our town, information on events happening, or simply photographs that have been shared of spectacular sunsets by members at Frankston pier. It’s a page that helps to remind people of everything that can be found in Frankston — potential friends included, as Lisa has organised six successful meet-ups and the first Ladies’ Night and Children’s Catch Up events.

Lisa has been praised for creating a group that had Frankston’s best interests at heart and for providing a safe place for people to converse, make connections and get to know each other, both online and out in the community. Her role as administrator requires plenty of hours to maintain the smooth running of her social media accounts to make sure that the content remains positive and relevant to Frankston. Updating the website, being out in the community, meeting people and discovering new places to tell her members about has become a passion.

“I guess it was about testing the water to see how many like-minded people there were in our community, and it has come at a time when there is so much great development and investment happening in our town. People are wanting to feel proud about where we live and certainly a fresh approach on social media was needed.”

This month, Positively Frankston is hosting Mission 100 in collaboration with 3199 Beach Patrol because Lisa’s group thrives on working with other community groups to raise awareness and support each other. “What started simply as a Facebook group has now become a popular campaign.”

To be part of the Positively Frankston movement and gain a sense of belonging, join the Facebook group, like the Facebook page and visit positivelyfrankston.com.au

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