Forest Local Wins Community Service Award

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

Forest local, Rachael Leah Jackson, has received a NSW Government Community Service Award for her outstanding contribution to the local community.

Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea, congratulated Ms Jackson on her extensive community involvement.

“Rachael inspires many in our local community to have hope and take action to positively change society, despite difficult circumstances,” Mr O’Dea said.

Rachael overcame a challenging upbringing and channels her incredible energy into practical compassion for others. She is a single mum with three children, advocating for progress in the areas of domestic violence, disability access, mental illness and homelessness.

Rachael coordinates ‘News and community with Rachael Jackson’, a Facebook Group with 3,400 members where locals can discuss issues affecting the community. She is a member of the Frenchs Forest Lions International Club and helped to organise their Christmas Carols event. She is also involved with Northern Beaches Council issues and the Dee Why Public School P&C Association.

“I commend Rachael on her community service and wish her all the best personally,” Mr O’Dea concluded.

The NSW Government Community Service Awards recognise individuals who have substantially helped to improve the quality of life for members of their community. This is beyond what would reasonably be expected in their usual occupation.