Connecting People. Strengthening Communities.
KyogleTogether Inc. is a local community development organisation that nurtures community leadership and holistically works towards a connected and inclusive community.
As a not-for-profit community organisation Kyogle Together Inc. provides key community services and activities via innovative programs. We are committed to listening to and working alongside the community, promoting inclusiveness and respect.
● Community Development
● Human Rights
● Social Justice
● Harm Reduction
● Person-centred Care
When my partner and I were considering moving to Kyogle, a little over four years ago, we discovered the gym was community run, the cinema was (at that time) community run, and there was a small farmer’s market. These are things that appealed to us.
I’ve worked in community development and adult education for a very long time. I believe that communities have a right to influence the future of their community and that how people learn is very often as important as what they learn. I am a mediator, a facilitator and a writer and spend time contributing to the community in a variety of ways, including Kyogle Together.
AS long as I can remember I have had a keen interest in a sense of community, Community development and caring for the most vulnerable members of our society. I attended UQ to become a Social Worker and have actively worked in Health/Welfare sector for many years now.
I moved to Kyogle over 13 years ago, attracted by the nearby National Parks and the cute village feel of the town centre. In my time of living in Kyogle, I have witnessed a town that works together to get things done. I believe there is nothing that the people of Kyogle aren’t able to achieve. Being inspired by this, I became a member of the Kyogle Together Board over 5 years ago and have proudly seen this organisation grow and assist many different groups within the community.
I am extremely proud to be a part of Kyogle Together and the services and programs which it umbrellas and I would like to thank all those who have volunteered or supported to maintain and grow these services and programs.
I am energised by projects that support people and communities to create their own solutions to the issues that affect them. I aim to combine people-directed ways of working with ethical business management. Experience living and working in Vanuatu, Central Australia, Cambodia, Mongolia and regional NSW has shaped my professional practice. I have managed multi-site community programs for over 10 years; coordinated State-wide continuous improvement activities for Red Cross; and supported planning for COVID-19 responses. Yet, doing myself out of a job in a remote NT community, and establishing a national radio program with older people in Cambodia, remain two of my proudest moments.