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.
Our Guiding Principles
● Community Development
● Human Rights
● Social Justice
● Harm Reduction
● Person-centred Care
Our Board Members
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.
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.
For nearly all those 27 years I’ve been a public servant working for both the Commonwealth and State governments. I joined the Board of Kyogle Together a couple years ago and see it as a way of putting something back to the community where I live and hopefully using my public service experience to good use supporting the community of Kyogle.