Mark Pace, 2021 John Penn Citizen of the Year, presented the prestigious award to his friend and colleague, Ms. Rosalyn Green at the Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet, March 6, 2023. This was 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

Dr. Joseph Colson
Hubert L. Cox
Hubert Gooch
Edward F. Taylor
Mrs. Gladys Satterwhite
Mrs. Robinette Husketh
Rev. Harrison Simons
Rev. G. C. Hawley
John Mackie
Hugh Currin, Sr.
Dr. David Noel
Tom Speed
J. J. Medford
Dr. Roy Noblin
Tom Johnson
John K. Nelms
L Clement Yancey
Mrs. Mildred A. Jenkins
Leonard M. Dunn
Mrs. Virginia Tuck
Mrs. Nancy W. Darden
Dr. Jimmie Morris
Mrs. Carlene Fletcher
Leonard Peace, Sr.
Marshall Tanner
Harold Sherman
Boyce Harvey
Paul Kiesow
Johnsie C. Cunningham
Stan Fox
Doan and Bettie Laursen
Dr. John B. Hardy, Jr.
L. C. Adcock
Mrs. Robinette Husketh
Jim Crawford
Xavier Wortham
Rev. G. C. Hawley
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Taylor
Gary L. Bowman
James and Mary Ann Lumpkins
Laura Seifert Gable
Annette P. Myers
Mark Pace
Rosalyn Green

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