Community Service Recognised In Junee

Written by: The Hilltops Phoenix

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Former Junee Mayor Peter Commens receives a NSW Government Community Service Award by the Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke.

Former Junee Mayor Peter Commens was honoured for his ongoing commitment to the local area when he was presented with a NSW Government Community Service Award by the Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke.

Family and friends joined Mr Commens at the Junee Showground for the award presentation, where Ms Cooke praised his numerous contributions to the Junee community.

“Peter is well known to the community through his time as mayor, but his work in and around Junee extends far beyond his service on local council,” Ms Cooke said.

“In what is an extraordinary achievement, Peter has been a member of the Junee Show Society since he left school, and has made significant contributions to the organisation for over five decades, including as president of the society on-and-off for a total of 30 years.”

Ms Cooke said Peter’s work on the Board of the Agricultural Societies Council of NSW, involves fulfilling the role of Group 8 delegate.

“Peter is a member of the Junee Rotary Club, and has been involved in the wonderful work they do in our community for over ten years now,” Ms Cooke said.

“On top of all his volunteer and community work, Peter also manages to find time to run his rural property at Eurongilly.

“As a result of Peter’s invaluable contributions to not only his local community, but to the state, he is truly a worthy recipient of the NSW Government Community Service Award.”

Ms Cooke said Mr Commens was extremely humbled by the honour when he was surprised by family and friends at an afternoon tea for the award presentation.

“As is the case with most civic-minded people, Peter never seeks praise or accolades for his contributions, but it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t honour and thank those in the community who are committed to ensuring our towns and villages continue to be places we’re proud to belong to, and call home,” Ms Cooke said.

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KP Carmody

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