Rosalyn Green named
2021 John Penn Citizen of the Year

Mark Pace, 2021 John Penn Citizen of the Year, presented the prestigious award to his friend and colleague, Ms. Rosalyn Green. This is the 42nd year of the award. The John Penn Citizen of the Year award is given yearly to a county citizen who has given their time in a volunteer capacity to enhance the quality of life in Granville County. Mark presented the award with such eloquence and kept Rosalyn out of the loop until the very end. Mark stated, “Synonymous-having the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language. Here are some words and phrases synonymous with the person we acknowledge this evening: mentoring youth, mental health advocate, church service, child advocacy, Cooperative Extension Service, Leadership Granville, George C. Shaw Museum, Mary Potter, and one near and dear to many-preserver of history.” For those of you who know Rosalyn, you know that she has a heart for service. She serves on many boards in the county, volunteers at countless non-profits including ACIM, CCM, the Chamber, DOEDC, and the Mary Potter Club, just to name a few. It is an honor to know and work with Rosalyn Green. She is one of a kind and Granville County is blessed to have her!

Past Recipients of the John Penn Award

L. C. Adcock
Gary L. Bowman
Dr. Joseph Colson
Hubert L. Cox
Jim Crawford
Johnsie C. Cunningham
Hugh Currin, Sr.
Nancy W. Darden
Leonard M. Dunn
Carlene Fletcher
Stan Fox
Laura Seifert Gable
Hubert Gooch
Dr. John B. Hardy, Jr.

Boyce Harvey
Rev. G. C. Hawley
Robinette Husketh
Mildred A. Jenkins
Tom Johnson
Paul Kiesow
Doan and Bette Laursen
James and Mary Ann Lumpkins
John D. Mackie
J. Medford
Dr. Jimmie V. Morris
Annette Myers
John King Nelms

Dr. Roy Noblin
Dr. David Noel
Mark Pace
Leonard Peace, Sr.
Gladys Satterwhite
Harold Sherman
Rev. Harrison Simons
Tom Speed
Marshall Tanner
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Taylor
Steve Timberlake
Virginia Tuck
Xavier L. Wortham
L. Clement Yancey