A South Auckland Justice of the Peace has been recognised for his remarkable long service to the community.
George Henry Mills Green, QSM, JP, known by everyone as Jerry Green, has been presented with a Certificate of Service for 61 years’ service as a Justice of the Peace.
Jerry is in his mid-nineties and described as “bright as a button” and, in addition to Justice of the Peace duties, he serves on the Management Committee of Age Concern for Counties Manukau.
His certificate was presented during Age Concern’s Annual General Meeting at Cambria Park Homestead in Papatoetoe, appropriately decked out with material to celebrate International Day of the Older Person, promoting awareness of elders. For Jerry, a ninety-something year old, the messages on the wall, “Remember When”, must have been especially appropriate, particularly perhaps recalling some of the intrigue about his duties over six decades as Justice of the Peace!
Jerry has been a stalwart of Papatoetoe: he was Town Clerk of the local Council and has a street named after him in Wiri. He is the only Justice of the Peace who is an Honorary Member of the Auckland Justices of the Peace Association.
Below: Jerry Green is presented with his Certificate by Pat Taylor, JP, coordinator of the local Justices' Support Group