The much-loved and respected Emeritus Mayor of Willoughby, Pat Reilly passed away 20 January 2014. As we approach the first anniversary of his passing, we are asking the community to share their views on a fitting tribute that will allow the Willoughby community to recognise and remember his service in a fitting way.
Mayor Reilly was Willoughby’s longest serving Mayor being on Council for 27 years, the last 17 as Mayor. During this period he contributed enormously to the City of Willoughby.
Council at its meeting 14 July 2014 endorsed the expenditure of up to $35,000 to contribute to the tribute. Donations will be sought if the cost is over this amount.
Initial community consultation has gathered a list of tribute options. Council is now seeking to determine the community’s preferred option from this list. The selected item will be placed in a fitting location, and pay tribute to his life and contribution to Willoughby.