Narelle Vogel would like to think there are some great legacies from her time at Albury Council that the community gets to "keep on loving".
Projects including the hugely successful wood-fired oven at Hovell Tree Park, the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk and community gardens lovingly tended by residents are among the favourite monuments to her 17 years as the city's cultural development co-ordinator.
And it is in no small way thanks to Ms Vogel's commitment and passion for her role over the years that the city's council is positioned to evolve into the next stage of its cultural development and planning.
Extensions to the wood-fired oven area are nearing completion with a concreted shelter and storage area set to be completed this month.
Meanwhile the person appointed to the new position of Team Leader - Cultural Activation will oversee a major re-development of Albury's historic pump house at Waterworks Road.
The PumpHouse Maker Space & Artist Workshop project will see the heritage-listed building transformed into "a mecca for artists and creators" to establish a dynamic and creative hub within a stone's throw of the Murray River.
Ms Vogel said AlburyCity had evolved to a point where it really understood the idea of "place-making".
When the idea of the wood-fired oven was floated, there was resistance "but look at the way it has transformed Hovell Tree Park".
"Even the community gardens had their detractors at the time but those volunteers are doing it and that's what it means to give power over to the community," she said.
"They are true community projects - I love it, I love it."
Ms Vogel said she left the council with "an absolute love for local government".
And for her region.
"I think regional living is a great-kept secret," she said.
"I love living in a community where you can be at the opening of an exhibition and then head off to a fundraising dinner at the footy club."
Ms Vogel believes for a regional centre, the Border's cultural offerings are "outstanding", listing its professional theatre and circus, conservatorium and galleries among many others.
Ms Vogel, who will take up a role as the creative producer on an indigenous art project at Victoria's Winton Wetlands, said she was looking forward to pursuing this next chapter in her life.
"I'm piecing together a few projects and doing what I love," she laughed.
And, in the words of an emotion-charged "virtual choir send-off" recorded by her friends and organised by close colleague Chris Pidd:
"We are going, heaven knows where we are going, but we know we will ..."