Carolyn Martin J.P. (known to her community as Carol) has volunteered her time as a leader, role model and mentor for women in local government and her community from 1997 when she was elected as a Councillor to the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.
Carol’s peers nominated her successfully for the 2015/16 The Joy Baluch Award, which honours the late (Nancy) Joy Baluch AM, former President of the LGA and Mayor of Port Augusta. This annual award was established in 2013/14 to recognise the contributions of women currently serving as Elected Members of South Australian Councils Carol received this at the LGA Gala dinner.
Recognition in 2013/2014 LGA Late John Legoe award. This award is given in recognition for professional and personal development of council members for their commitment and services to their communities. Carol was runner up and received her award at the entertainment centre at the LGA Gala dinner.
Carol’s service as a true grass roots volunteer has been recognized by her peers with her inclusion in the inaugural South Australian Government’s 2008 Women’s Honour Roll; Federal Member for Adelaide Hon Kate Ellis 2009 Sports Achievement Award; and Recognised by the SAAFL (South Australian Amateur Football league) with a certificate of merit for her volunteer role in a sporting Club for over 35yrs.
Carol is the inaugural patron of the OC Challenge primarily set up to in 2007 to promote awareness for ovarian cancer, and supporting women’s Health issues in SA.
Carol’s service to local government has included past Secretary, SA Branch of Australian Local Government Women’s Association. Carol believes in working as a team.
Professionally, Carol is co-owner of 2 family businesses in the construction rail and road widening area.
Carol is very passionate about supporting persons with intellectual and physical disabilities and promotes the philosophy of “Teach Me, Support Me, but Don’t Do for Me”.
Carol receiving OAM in January 2018