Arthur John Medcalf OAM, born in Condobolin and raised on the land at Tottenham. John is a farmer and grazier of his third generation family farm with his wife Jane, son Paul and daughter in law Sharon.
He has always been involved in community organisations and in 1991 decided to run for a position as Councillor for the Lachlan Shire. Since 1991 John has been a Councillor consecutively for twenty eight years, serving as Deputy Mayor for four of those years and currently Mayor of Lachlan Shire Council for the last four years. John was Chair of the Western Division group of Councils in the years 2014 and 2015.
John stepped into the role as Chair of the CENTROC group of Councils in 2017. In May 2018 he was appointed Chair of the Central NSW Joint Organisation. In 2019 John was named a recipient of an Order Of Australia Medal in recognition of his contribution to community service.