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White Lake-Highland Patch Editor Takes on New Role

Editors Nicole Krawcke and Tatum Ryan will join Brooke Tajer in writing about our towns.

After serving for more than two years as the editor of White Lake Patch, which added Highland to its coverage area last year, I am happy to announce that I am taking on a new role at Patch -- one that will encourage readers to take more control over the site, posting stories, events and announcements that are important to you.

My new role will be more of a regional one, working with eight other sites in Oakland, Livingston, Wayne and Washtenaw counties, in addition to White Lake-Highland Patch.

You'll still see my name and face on the site, and on Facebook and Twitter. And of course, you will still see me around town in person -- White Lake is my hometown, after all.

Editors Tatum Ryan and Nicole Krawcke (from Hartland Patch and Brighton Patch) will be stepping up to help add additional coverage to White Lake-Highland Patch. Both are wonderfully talented and more than capable of giving you all the news, features and information you need about White Lake and Highland. We have some very exciting stories planned and I can't wait to share them all with you.

You can continue to send me news tips at brooke.meier@patch.com, but you can also contact Nicole at Nicole.Krawcke@patch.com or 517-488-5886, and Tatum at tatum.ryan@patch.com or 810-623-1431.

2013 is on track to be an amazing year and I can't wait to continue to grow our communities here in White Lake and Highland.

Thank you for three wonderful years as your editor, I'm very excited for what the future has in store for me, you and our hometowns. I'll be seeing you around!

Norm Werner February 25, 2013 at 12:16 PM
Congratulations and good luck. I'm sure you'll do well, based on the wonderful job you've done with the White LAke-Highland Patch. Perhaps we will work togethr soemtime in the future. Norm Werner
While you will be missed dearly, I am very happy and excited about your new ventures. You are a very talented and driven writer and I have no doubts that you will do well no matter where you go. Congratulations Brooke :) Deb Stewart
Laura Vogel February 25, 2013 at 02:06 PM
Best wishes and congratulations. It's been so nice to come to "know" you through your work locally helping to raise awareness of what a great place White Lake and Highland truly are.
steve johnson February 25, 2013 at 02:25 PM
congrads, you worked very hard for white lake, good luck(don't need any) in your new assignment. Rog.L
Nicole Krawcke (Editor) February 25, 2013 at 08:33 PM
Brooke has been a great Patch editor and has left some pretty big shoes for Tatum and I to fill! But we're very happy that she'll still be working with us in the White Lake-Highland area!
Brooke Tajer February 25, 2013 at 08:37 PM
Thanks everyone! And thank you Nicole :) I'm happy to have you guys here.
Darrin Davis February 25, 2013 at 09:10 PM
Congrats Brooke! I have enjoyed your work on the site since nearly the beginning!
patricia c. carter February 26, 2013 at 03:11 AM
Congratulations Brooke! I will miss reading your articles and comments. Especially your recipes! Hugs, Love and Peace Pat Carter Huron Valley Optimists
Brooke Tajer February 26, 2013 at 01:04 PM
Thank you Pat! You are too sweet :)
Brooke Tajer February 26, 2013 at 01:05 PM
Thanks Darrin! You've been a great commenter and I'm happy to have you as a reader :)
Carol J Burkard February 26, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Congratulations Brooke, It has been a pleasure reading and enjoying your articles and your enthusiasm to bring our residents aware of daily issues facing White Lake and Highland, your police reporting was nothing short of exceptional. You really have been "The People's Partner" The Power of the Pen is alive and well in White Lake. I wish you Health and Happiness in your new position, God Speed, Carol Burkard, White Lake Trustee.

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