Cr Bob Sanders (Dept. Mayor)

The Ararat district has been my home for 50 years and I have been married 37 years to Rosi. We have three children, two married and five grandchildren who all reside in Ararat and are current ratepayers of the Ararat Rural City Council. My interest in agriculture lead me to working on the family farm where I worked as a shearer to supplement my farming income for 15 years. I later joined the correctional services where I spent 8 years when my wife and I purchased a small electrical/furniture business. Having been involved in the Ararat Community for so many years as a keen volunteer, I have also been a part of many local organisations over 40 years- the CFA, 21 years a Lion and currently the president of the Ararat Lions Club. I have held many executive positions in other groups such as president of Ararat VFF, member Ararat Motorcycle Club. secretary and president of Moyston landcare , president of Moyston/Willaura Football Netball Club and served as Golden Gate King in 2018. I consider the Ararat Rural City is in a unique position to be able to play a more vital role in this state, due to our central position in Western Victoria, through the encouragement of industries including: agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing. I look forward to the oppurtunity of working with my fellow councillors, our CEO and council staff in turning the Ararat Rural City into a positive place for all in the future. 

Phone: 0427 939 734