Creagh McGlasson has been named Citizen of the Year for the Elliston District ahead of Australia Day celebrations this month.
Mr McGlasson has served as an elected member on the council since 2010 and has worked on various committees, including the Eyre Peninsula Field Day Committee since the late 1990s.
He is a life member of the Lock Football Club, the Great Flinders Football Association and the Apex Club of Australia.
He is also heavily involved in the Lock football and netball clubs, for which he was recognised with a Club Person award in 2003 and 2007.
The District Council of Elliston said that whatever the event, Mr McGlasson is willing to help and donate his time freely.
Mr McGlasson said the nomination came as a surprise.
“It came a bit out of left field, and it’s quite daunting, but quite humbling,” he said.
Mr McGlasson said helping others had always been a dream.
“I always try to live by the saying; ‘enjoy what you have to do as much as enjoying what you want to do’,” Mr McGlasson said.
“Three years ago I had a cancer scare which made me realise how wonderful and supportive the community can be,” he said.
“I’m still trying to repay that,” he said.