Pam Maegdefrau, Arts Connect Inc’s Founding President!
Montville Citizen of the Year 2016
This year’s awardee was Pam Maegdefrau. Pam has lived on the range for the last 17 years after many years of visiting Montville through her love of pottery. She has been secretary of the MVA for a number of years and is still an active member of it, continuing to engage in social issues confronting Montville and advocating community involvement.
She established the ‘Artists-on-the-Green’ movement as a means for local artists to display their work on market days. This grew into Arts Connect Inc. and Pam has been active in a number of its programs including ‘Sculptures-on-the-Edge’ and the ‘Open Studios program’.
This award recognizes Pam’s contribution to the Arts on the Blackall Range and her passionate contribution to protecting the Montville Community and a way of life under threat from the pressures of population growth and development. Pam also acknowledged the great satisfaction she gets from community service and urges the next generation to pick up the baton and become more involved in their community. She concluded her acceptance speech by suggesting that the MVA might introduce a Young Montville Citizenship Award to encourage and recognise their contributions.
Courtesy Montville Village Association