Rarely-bestowed top honour for Munn

Rarely-bestowed top honour for Munn

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Mayor Ruth Butterfield presented Jeff Munn with the Honorary Freeman of the Municipality medallion.

A former deputy mayor has received the City of Armadale’s highest civic honour.

Jeffrey Harold Munn CMC was awarded the rarely-bestowed title of Honorary Freeman of the Municipality at the Community Citizen of the Year Awards on Friday.

Jeff served the community as a councillor for 36 years, which included 14 years as the deputy mayor.

He began his local government service in 1975, and during his time served as a committee member on many council and state committees.

Jeff has been a civil marriage celebrant since 1983, and has presided over 3400 weddings, funerals, and naming ceremonies.

He was also a Justice of the Peace for 24 years.

Jeff was the founding president of the Armadale Tennis Club, the vice president of the Roleystone Bowling Club, and a soccer referee for amateur matches for many years, which saw him included as a life member of the Amateur Referee Association (Football West). Jeff’s love of community sport contributed to him advocating for improved sporting facilities across the city.

“It was a pleasure to recognise Jeff Munn’s contributions, with the title of ‘Honorary Freeman of the Municipality’,” Mayor Ruth Butterfield said.

“Jeff’s dedication to public service and to the city made him a role model and mentor for many new councillors.

“The impact of his work in the community will continue to provide positive impact into the future.

“On behalf of the City of Armadale and the Councillors, congratulations and thank you for your service.”