Ken was an active member of U3A, with a sense of humour and a hint of cynicism. His input into the activities he attended was always welcome.
Ken served on the Benalla Shire Council (and was Shire President from 1991-1994), and Delatite Shire (and was Delatite Mayor in 2000). As a Councillor, Ken believed in Local Government and the need to develop more accessible lines of communication between residents and council.
Not only was Ken involved in U3A he had many and varied interests in Benalla and was associated with the Benalla Library, Friends of BPACC, Friends of the Art Gallery and Warby Ranges Landcare.
His list of achievements was also very impressive – being a member of the United Dairy Farmers Vic (1961-985); Save Mokoan Committee; Elder and chairman of Benalla Uniting Church Parish; Historical Society Secretary; Mens Probus member. These are only a few of his achievements over the years.
Ken was one of the very few Councillors who worked with the then Management of Winton Motor Raceway when they approached the State Government for the rezoning of the Planning Amendment for the Raceway and surrounds, ensuring the future of the circuit and the benefits that it brings to the Benalla Rural City.
Ken will be greatly missed by the Benalla community and especially by the long list of friends and acquaintances he has been associated with over the years.
Ken had time for everyone – we will miss his friendly smile and quick wit.
Our condolences to Val, who has supported him for many years, and the Whan family.