Memorial service for past mayor

Posted Thursday 05 November 2015

Former mayor Patricia Harvey OAM is recognised as the first female mayor in Mosman’s history. Her many notable achievements include more than 20 years of service to the Mosman community as a councillor, along with service in the area of water management and conservation. She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2002, along with a Centenary Medal in 2001.

Patricia’s family warmly welcomes friends and associates to share in a celebration of her life at a memorial service at 10am on Tuesday 24 November in the Grand Hall, Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre.

About Patricia Harvey OAM

Patricia was first elected mayor of Mosman for the 1993-1994 term and was the first woman to occupy that position. She was again elected mayor in September 1999 and held that position until September 2001. She also held the position of deputy mayor from 1987 to 1993 and 1994 to 1995. She served on Council after being first elected in 1983 and remained until her retirement in September 2008 when she did not seek re-election.

During her time on Council she was very active on environmental issues serving on the executive of the Sydney Coastal Councils from 1992 and then being chairman from 1997 to 2006. She also served on the executive on the NSW Local government Association from 1996 to 2000 taking particular interest in matters relating to planning and the environment. She was also appointed by the NSW Minister for Land and Water Conservation and Minister for Agriculture in May 2000 as chairperson of the newly formed Sydney Harbour Catchment Management Board.

For her services to local government and environmental planning, particularly in the area of water management and for the Mosman community, Patricia was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2002 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. She had previously been awarded the centenary medal in 2001 for her service.