87yo Lillian Brady is the longest serving female Lord Mayor
Ontrack owner Lilliane Brady is a truly special person and now she’s been recognised by the New South Wales Government.
Lilliane Brady is Mayor of Cobar, a mining town 700 kms north west of Sydney, and at 89 and after more than 19 years in the job she’s the longest serving female mayor in the State’s history.
But at Ontrack she’s one of our most loved owners with an interest in the good mare Arctic Shock and unraced So You Think gelding Pascal.
A straight shooter who calls a spade a ……. Shovel when she feels the need, Lillian is a great supporter and really gets a thrill when her horses perform well.
Lilliane’s been a racing fan for a long time and has had interests in horses all around Australia and this week she got a great thrill to be named the winner of the inaugural Minister for Local Government Award.
The Minsters Awards for Women in Local Government recognise achievements in leadership and innovation in both regional and metropolitan categories.
Local government minister Shelley Hancock said as the state’s longest serving female mayor, Mayor Brady was committed to increasing the participation of women in the sector.
The Minister’s award recognises someone who has delivered quality outcomes in helping women in their local community.
Shelley Hancock said Mayor Brady’s achievements in public life over four decades were “too long to list”, but she was “the epitome of passionate community service, determination, commitment and strength of character”.
Lilliane Brady built the region’s first aged care home, established a mayoral fund for cancer support and helped the community through drought during her years in office, Minister Hancock said.
At Ontrack we salute Lilliane’s many achievements and hope that her horses in the all gold can bring further successes in the months ahead.