On Sunday 22 July, Campbelltown councillor and deputy mayor Margaret Oates will officially become Campbelltown Council’s longest serving councillor.
Margaret, a Labor councillor who is affectionately known as Meg, was first elected to Campbelltown Council on September 26, 1987.
Meg has held the title of mayor on four occasions (1993-94, 1995-96, 1997-98 and 1999-2000) and is the current deputy mayor.
Former mayor Greg Percival previously held the title of longest serving Campbelltown councillor.
On Sunday, Meg will officially have been a Campbelltown councillor for 11,257 days or 30 years, nine months and 26 days.
Quotes attributed to Campbelltown MP Greg Warren:
“Being elected to council is no easy feat, but to serve for more than 30 years in simply extraordinary.
“On Sunday, Meg will add another feather to an already impressive cap when she officially earns the title of longest serving Campbelltown councillor in history off former mayor, Greg Percival.
“Ingleburn library was named after Greg so I wonder what local landmark may be named after Meg one day.
“Meg has achieved a lot during her time on Campbelltown Council.
“A four-time mayor and the current deputy mayor, she has fought for the preservation of Campbelltown’s rich local heritage.
“Meg has also been a huge supporter of vital community services like WILMA Women’s Health Centre.
“Meg is as passionate about Campbelltown now as she was when she was first elected to Campbelltown Council.
“Her longevity is a testament to her dedication to the local community and a sign of how much respect her fellow Campbelltown residents have for her.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to personally congratulate Meg on such a tremendous achievement.”
For more information, contact Cr Meg Oates on 0419 467 885.