ChillOut this week announced changes to the management committee, announcing a new president and a renewed focus on involving rural youth in the Victorian festival.
Adam Wright, coordinator of rural Victoria’s peak HIV/AIDS body, Country Awareness Network, has been appointed president, after Doug Pollard stepped down.
Wright has been involved with the festival for many years and has been on the board for 18 months.
Sue Hackney, coordinator of rural youth GLBT groups WayOut and OUTthere, will join the committee.
Festival director Jim Culbertson said the appointments fill important gaps in the committee.
We’re always trying to find ways to make the festival relevant and engaging for young people in rural communities, Culbertson said.
Sue really represents that whole sector of people.
Next year marks the 13th annual ChillOut festival in Daylesford -” the largest rural GLBTI festival in Australia.
info: chilloutfestival.com.au or wayout.org.au