SHIRE of Serpentine Jarrahdale has paid tribute to former shire president Frederic (Eric) Senior, who passed away on April 3.
Mr Senior, who was made an honorary Freeman of the Shire in 1986, was a councillor for more than 30 years as well as deputy president from 1964 to 1989 and president from 1989 to 1992.
Shire President Michelle Rich said Mr Senior’s dedication to the community would leave a permanent mark in the area, especially through the Eric Senior Pavilion at the Serpentine Sports Reserve.
“Residents knew Eric as a man of integrity who cared deeply about his community,” she said.
“He was motivated by a determination to make the Shire a better place to live for all residents and for that, we are incredibly thankful.
“In 1958, Eric joined the Serpentine-Jarrahdale Road Board, which three years later became the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.
“He served as a much-respected and hard-working local councillor for more than three decades and was a passionate advocate for the local community.
“On behalf of everyone at the Shire, I would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Mr Senior’s family and friends.”
The Shire’s flags will fly at half-mast on Friday.