Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt today has acknowledged 25 years of dedicated community service by local Justice of the Peace (JP), Dan Obersky.

“It is impossible to put a value on the contribution Mr Obersky has made to community development and the well-being of fellow citizens over the past 25 years,” Mr Pitt said.

Curtis Pitt presents Dan O'bersky with his 25 years service certificate

Curtis Pitt presents Dan O'bersky with his 25 years service certificate

“Mr Obersky has had a long history of service to the community. He has been a stalwart of the Gordonvale RSL serving on the committee and took on the role of trustee for the hall during a period that has seen it completely refurbished.”

In receiving the award Mr Obersky said It has always been a pleasure to serve the people of Gordonvale.

“I believe you should always give back to the community you live in and being a JP is just one of the ways I have been able to do that,” Mr Obersky said.

Mr Pitt said it is important to remember the crucial jobs that JPs carry out for the community.

“There are 866 Commissioners for Declaration and JPs in the area covered by the Mulgrave electorate and I thank them for their ongoing service,” Mr Pitt said.

“Often, Justices of the Peace will volunteer their time despite the cost to themselves or to work commitments.

“JPs provide a great service to the community, and the important work they do enables lawyers and the courts to concentrate on cases which require professional legal training.

“This is a significant contribution which assists in the delivery of a fair, efficient and accessible justice system for Queensland.”

JPs handle between 1,500 and 2,000 matters throughout Queensland each day.