Cr Ian Arney farms at Werrimull and is married to a senior English teacher, with whom he has three children.
Cr Arney has lived in the municipality for 50 years and has been farming for over 30 of those years. He has actively played sport with many clubs and is currently associated with Sunraysia Volleyball and Rhee Taekwondo. He is interested in improving mental, community and environmental health and is actively involved in revegetation and sustainable farming.
Cr Arney is currently the Millewa/Carwarp Landcare President, local State Farming Organisation (Victorian Farmers Federation – VFF) President, VFF regional Livestock Council Mallee representative, Landcare Victoria Incorporated (LVI) board member and VFF Land Management Committee representative on behalf of the LVI. He is also a member of the Farm Owners Academy (FOA).
His aims as a Councillor are to ensure everyone in the community is well represented. This includes people involved in agriculture and living in rural and remote areas, ensuring they are being represented by someone who is interested in, and understands many of the challenges they face.
Cr Arney encourages community engagement, inclusion and good governance and aims to ensure the entire municipality is represented.