Councillor Stevens celebrates 20 years of service to the Willoughby community
Willoughby Councillor, Mandy Stevens was presented with an Outstanding Service Award at Monday evening’s Council meeting, to recognise her service to the community through Local Government NSW, covering a period of 20 years as a member of Willoughby City Council.
Willoughby Mayor, Gail Giles-Gidney presented the motion on behalf of fellow Councillors and Willoughby Council staff.
Councillor Stevens has served the Willoughby Community for more than 30 years, 20 of those on Council, and is well known in community groups and clubs in the area, notably the West Ward Progress Association, the Chatswood RSL Club and West Ward Community Fire Unit.
She has worked with Meals on Wheels for more than 32 years and in fund raising for the Red Cross.
Councillor Stevens served on The Greek Orthodox Committee and helped bring about positive changes to aged care. She was instrumental in providing more childcare facilities to the area including the Johnson Street and Pelican Childcare services and in updating the playground and amenities at Lowanna Park Children’s Playground.
She supported moves to rename Western Park as Kenneth Slessor Park, and supported the Artarmon Loop Bus and West Chatswood Bus.
She has been a tireless advocate for balance in development in Chatswood and environmental sustainability and for her work with the Bushland Preservation Committee. She served on the NSW Local Government Women’s Association and on the Welcoming Committee for the Friendly City Relationship with our Sister City Suginami in Japan.
“Our community is fortunate to have people such as Councillor Stevens who are willing to give up their time and energy to contribute to and improve our community. On behalf of everyone at Willoughby City Council, I would like to congratulate Councillor Stevens on receiving this Award,” said Willoughby Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney.