Village Concepts announced the hire of Tanya Laeger as the community relations director for the company’s Woodland Village community located in Chehalis, Washington.

In her new role, Laeger will work closely with the local community to strengthen the bond with the residents of Woodland Village. Most recently, she served as a real estate broker for Century 21 and launched “Inspire Communication,” where she specialized in website content, social media creation and management.

“Tanya brings a wealth of experience in hospitality and administration to the table with an unmatched passion for the Chehalis community, and we’re lucky to have her on board,” Stuart Brown, COO of Village Concepts, said in a statement. “Her ability to make people feel warmly welcomed, comfortable and heard will benefit the residents of Woodland Village greatly as she continues to develop their relationship with the community.”

Village Concepts owns and operates 16 residential and assisted living communities throughout Washington state and provides property management and consulting services for owners of assisted living communities.