John was a foundation member of the Committee of Management of Sunbury Community Health. During his 12 years, he served two terms as Secretary, three as Vice President, one as Treasurer and was the President from 1985 to 1986. John was the Deputy Secretary of the Shire of Bulla, Deputy Secretary for the Sunbury Waterworks Trust and Sewerage Authority and was involved in many other committees associated with his work. His fair-minded approach to good governance and a high level of integrity greatly influenced the governing process and efficient decision making of the Committee. His good humour and commitment to the community of Sunbury as well as his role in negotiating and acquiring funds for the first permanent building for Sunbury Community Health provided a solid foundation for the future of the organisation. John was awarded Life Governorship in 1981.