Kevin Mack was just 16 when he signed on as a Victoria Police cadet in 1978, and 18 when he was posted as a junior constable to Port Melbourne. However, as fate would have it he was sent back to his home turf in 1986 where it was here he found his calling to be more than just a policeman. It was here Kevin became a beacon of understanding, hope and the listening ear that changed the course of the lives who he encountered.
He has been known for decades around Albury-Wodonga as the community cop who took young people under his wing, founding a project to provide therapy and direction through camping in the wilderness of the high plains and rafting on fast-flowing rivers. He set about becoming a leader and mentor and adviser to young people who otherwise might have lost their way. From this work he was the 2010 Albury Citizen of the Year.
After many trips to Parliament, campaigning to become a Federal Minister and many hours spent rubbing shoulders and conversations with the powers that be of our nation. It’s quite clear to see that Kevins passion and purpose lies with the heart of the people. Those that don’t have the voice heard from the upper echelons of society, but whose food and produce we consume on a daily basis.