Michelle Graymore was appointed to the Board in October 2017. Michelle is an Environmental Sociologist who is passionate about helping rural and regional communities be sustainable and resilient, particularly in the Wimmera.
Michelle works with environmental scientists, natural resource managers and the community. This enables Michelle to encourage local knowledge, community needs and values, and the best available science to be considered in planning, policy and decision making.
As well as a family connection to the Wimmera, Michelle spent four years leading the Wimmera Research Group (formerly known as Horsham Campus Research Precinct) at Federation University in Horsham. Michelle brings to the board expertise in sustainability, water management, climate change adaption, social change processes, community engagement and community resilience. In her role on the Board Michelle is keen to use her skills to contribute to the long-term sustainability of the region.