Thank you Tricia Tam


Thank you, Tricia Tam

MoRA’s communications will look a little different in 2024

It’s daunting to write a thank you message to Tricia Tam. Because this is what she’s so good at. For the past few years, she has been the one crafting the MoRA message. And finding the perfect words for the moment and arranging them in just the right way is one of her many incredible talents.

In 2024, Tricia will be stepping away from MoRA’s communications and social media role to pursue other professional opportunities. But before she does, we want to take a moment to shine a light on her behind-the-scenes work.

Sept 10 concert
For an organization like ours, advocating for a long under-appreciated area of Charlotte, carefully crafted communication can make all the difference. It reaches into the nooks and crannies of an area, speaks directly to audiences both new and old, and builds community. It takes a truly gifted communicator to identify the messages that will resonate and slip them seamlessly into today’s ever-evolving social media tools.

Since before 2019, MoRA has been the beneficiary of such a communicator.

Tricia’s upbeat posts lifted people up, highlighting school happenings, events, new businesses, music and art that would have gone unnoticed by most of us. She shared stories about the people and places the rest of us want to visit and read about. Her graphics have been both award-winning and heartwarming.

Sept 10 concert
Sept 10 concert
But she is not just a gifted communications professional. She’s an artist, a can-do implementer, a strategist and – most of all – a huge supporter of this Monroe Road community. She thought the small new business or hardworking nonprofit or individual with a passion all deserved to be seen. Her high standards and dedication to inclusivity shined through in everything she did.

Tricia gave so much of her time and talents to MoRA, responding to calls for help and consistently offering sage advice and nuanced insight. Fortunately for MoRA, she will still be available to the board as an advisor. But any organization that gets to work with her day-to-day will be lucky to have her, because she will make them better.

For now, we just want to say: Thank you, Tricia, from all of us.

Monroe Road Advocates (MoRA) is grassroots group of volunteers from Monroe Road neighborhoods, businesses, nonprofits, and schools. We’re connecting community in the corridor from Lupie’s/7th Street to NC-51.