Ross' advanced administrative skills and many community interests saw him involved on the boards and committees of such varied organisations as Scouts, Musica Viva and the Heart Foundation; often as a founder.
He was passionate about the Scouting movement and,and held a number of local international Scouting positions, and was a strong advocate for social adult education and was on the establishment committee for St Marks' Library.
Other interests were the Industrial Design Council of Australia, Musica Viva, the Canberra Theatre Trust and the Australian Council of the Arts.
Further biographical detail about Ross Hohnen is available on our website, as is a history of the Canberra Citizen of the Year Award and a full list of awardees.
The 40th consecutive Canberra Citizen of the Year will be announced by the Chief Minister during Canberra Day Celebrations in March 2016.
Image Source: The Canberra Times, 25 November 1976, page 15.