The Independent Voice for Mallee
Who is ray kingston?
Ray Kingston is a leader with a proven track record of vision, innovation and advocacy, having led groundbreaking regional projects such as the Silo Art Trail and Lighting the Regions.
As a young Wimmera generational farmer, born and bred south of Rupanyup, Ray knows the importance of community, understands to help out at the footy, a school working bee or a sausage sizzle are important for parts of community life.
After living and working in Melbourne he returned, committed to this region as a farmer with his partner Whitney and three children.
Former councillor and Mayor of Yarriambaick Shire Council
Community-minded volunteer and committee member
Experienced in regional innovation
Led the development of the Silo Art Trail
Founder and chair of Lighting the Regions
Dirt Music Festival Rupanyup founding member
E-Rup (local business consortium) founding member
Advocacy involvement at regional and local levels
School bus loss
Funding for key regional projects
Delegations to Canberra including Wimmera Weather Radar
Experienced in regional leadership, past and current
Mayor of Yarriambiack Shire Council
Chair of the Wimmera Mallee Sustainability Alliance
Board member of Rail Freight Alliance
Board member of the Australian Livestock Saleyards Association
Board member of the Warracknabeal Livestock Exchange
Delegate to the North West Municipalities Association
Delegate to the Municipal Association of Victoria
Board member of Centre For Participation
President of the Rupanyup and District Consultative Committee
Yarrilinks committee member