Deb Jack has received Surrey's Good Citizen of the Year award.
The recipient is chosen by Surrey council and is presented to a resident who has given outstanding services for the betterment of the community.
Mayor Dianne Watts and the rest of council were to present Jack (pictured) with her award during the city's annual volunteer services celebration Wednesday night, April 25.
"The City of Surrey's dedicated volunteers have helped shape our communities. We are very fortunate to have so many talented people contribute their time and energy to help make Surrey an even better place to live," said Watts. "Deb Jack has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the people and places of Surrey and her passion for our community is one of the reasons she is such an important leader in Surrey."
Jack has been working tirelessly for the City of Surrey for many years.
She is the president and co-founder of Surrey Environmental Partners, but wears many other green hats: She has worked with White Rock-Surrey Naturalists and participates in many forums, such as one on regional biodiversity conservation in Metro Vancouver.
She often attends Surrey's Environmental Advisory Committee meetings.
Some of her other legacies include volunteering in Surrey's Friends of the Forest program and serving on the Atira Women's Resource Centre board of directors. Jack was also the recipient of the 2011 City of Surrey Green City Award in the individual category.
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