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.
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.