Tanya Taylor becomes the Mayor of the City of Willoughby

Published on 21 December 2021


Willoughby City Council is pleased to officially announce Tanya Taylor has been elected the new Mayor following the NSW Local Government elections held earlier this month. Taylor commences her new role as Mayor on 21 December 2021.

Taylor has been a resident of Willoughby for more than 20 years and is a highly active member of the community having served in a range of voluntary leadership positions. 

In 2020, Taylor was awarded Willoughby City Council’s ‘Citizen of the Year’, recognising her considerable contributions to the community through volunteering and leading fundraising and community activities.

Her commitment and leadership has been demonstrated through roles at the 1st Sailors Bay Sea Scouts, Willoughby Public School P&C, along with the Willoughby Community Special Needs Pre-School Committee.

A passionate advocate for children, in particularly those with special needs, Taylor shares her energy and compassion to support young people in their social, physical and emotional development.

Among her many fundraising initiatives, she hosted a Chicks for a Cause lunch and Fiver for a Farmer day at the School, raising valuable funds for drought affected communities.

“It is an incredible privilege and honour to serve the community of Willoughby as Mayor. I humbly thank the community for entrusting me with this honour. We have a wonderful sense of community in Willoughby, strengthened in recent times through natural disasters and Covid pandemic. I look forward to building on this and ensuring Willoughby continues to be a diverse, liveable and prosperous community,” Taylor said.

Former Willoughby Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney supports Taylor’s election.

“I extend my heartfelt congratulations to Mayor Taylor. As a passionate advocate for the community she will bring her energy and compassion for all residents in Willoughby, and foster a sense of inclusiveness for our community,” said former Willoughby Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney. 


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