Hinchinbrook MP, Andrew Cripps, recently presented Tully resident, Alan Corcoran, with a certificate from the Government of Queensland in recognition of 40 years of volunteer service to the community as a Justice of the Peace.
Mr Cripps said Mr Corcoran, known throughout the Tully district as ‘Corky’, had first been appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 1976 and the Government of Queensland was very grateful for his service.
“When I visited Corky to present his certificate to him in person, I asked him why he had become a JP and he told me had been recruited to do the course due to a lack of JP’s in the community” said Mr Cripps.
“Corky has always been and still is a strong contributor to the Tully community through a range of local organisations and groups, in particular through the RSL, but his service as a JP is another good example” he said.
Mr Cripps congratulated Mr Corcoran and thanked him for his many years of voluntary service as a Justice of the Peace, a role that often goes unnoticed in the community but is highly valued by those who need assistance and advice.