Friday, June 21, 2024

Mayoral blazer the perfect 100th birthday gift for Shepparton

Greater Shepparton City Council has today officially unveiled the City of Shepparton Mayoral blazer, which was recently gifted to Council by former councillor and local resident, Murray Slee.

One of Shepparton’s living legends, Mr Slee, who turned 100 in April, has had an enormous impact on the Greater Shepparton region and community.

Born in Stanhope in 1923, Mr Slee moved to Shepparton in 1937 with his family where his father secured a job as an auctioneer.

In 1956, Mr Slee was elected to the City of Shepparton’s Council and to this day remains the longest serving Councillor. He worked relentlessly for 34 years, serving his community and leading the way as Mayor for three terms from 1976 to 1979.

In 2001, Murray was awarded the prestigious Order of Australia Medal for his outstanding service to local government and his community in Shepparton.

“Murray’s life is truly admirable. He is a man who has done so much for his community and our region is blessed to have had his guidance and support during his time as Mayor and Councillor,” said Mayor Shane Sali.

“Today we are honoured to unveil the blazer he gifted us on his 100th birthday. We have framed and displayed it proudly in the foyer outside the Council Boardroom to showcase Murray’s legacy and inspire generations to come.”

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