John Stone, former Chair of North Coast Community Housing, has been recognised and honoured for his service to the community in the 2019 Australia Day Awards when he was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia.
John has been involved in the Grafton community since first arriving in Grafton some 49 years ago and has given his time to groups such as Lions, Grafton Rifle Club and servicing on the boards of the Grafton Base Hospital and North Coast Community Housing, working to help some of the region’s most vulnerable people.
Following a major restructure of NCCH in 2005, John was appointed as a director, and elected Chairman of NCCH in July 2005, a position he held until his retirement from the Board in 2017.
“It is a great honour and my sincere thanks go to the community members who nominated me for the Award,” he said.
John also thanked his wife Una (pictured here with John) and his family who supported him in his endeavours.
Source: Daily Examiner, Grafton