A WELL-known public figure in North Wales will receive a prestigious honour from the Queen.
The Lord Lieutenant of Clwyd, Trefor Glyn Jones, who grew up in the West End of Rhyl, is to become a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, an award conferred solely by the sovereign for services to the Queen or other members of the Royal family.
Mr Jones, 74, who was awarded the CBE in 1998, said he is very proud to be honoured in such a way.
“I have been very privileged to meet so many interesting people and to have attended so many wonderful events over the years.
“I am very proud to think that someone from Rhyl is to be honoured in such a way,” he said.
He was appointed Lord Lieutenant in 2001, and over the years has held a number of public appointments, including chairman of the North Wales Area Committee, chairman of Celtec, the Training and Enterprise Council for North Wales, member of the Welsh Industrial Development Advisory Board, member of Clwyd Health Authority, vice-chairman of Conwy and Denbighshire NHS Trust, chairman of the North Institute (Glyndwr University) and of North Wales Economic Forum, and deputy chairman of the Welsh Development Agency.
He is an active member of several charitable organisations connected with cancer and children, and is the chairman of St Kentigern Hospice, and also chairman of Clwyd Justices’ Advisory Committee.
Mr Jones lives St Asaph, said this year has seen two of his proudest moments, including attending the Diamond Jubilee service in St Paul’s Cathedral, along with the announcement that his home town had been granted city status.