Jody Moate

South Australia's Active Citizenship Commendation 2024

Jody demonstrates her active citizenship by leading by example, with excitement and enthusiasm backed up by her experience and knowledge.  

Actively involved in volunteering in community life for years, Jody has led or contributed to: the establishment and subsequently the activities of the Pasadena and St Mary’s Action Group; numerous events to facilitate community connections; managing the Little Library on Lloyd Street; administration of numerous organisations’ social media pages; a community herb and veggie garden and Grow Free Cart; and Trees for Life.    

Jody volunteers for the City of Mitcham and many community groups; has completed a term on the Governing Council of Springbank Secondary College; been guest speaker for university students and the City of Marion Community Leadership Program; and is joint community Liaison for the Recycled Plastic Sheeting Project.  

Well known in her community as the person who can support others to develop their ideas, Jody has been instrumental in the establishment of the Multicultural Language Day, the community BBQ and the Bird Boxes in Thurston Street Reserve.  

Jody and a colleague led a deputation to Council that resulted in the Council’s purchase of and establishment of the Pasadena Community Centre, with Jody a founding member of the Pasadena Community Centre Advisory Group. Her knowledge of process and her understanding of how Local Government works means she knows how to ensure issues affecting neighbours and her community are noticed and acted upon. Jody’s long term commitment and connection to the place and people where she lives is inspiring.