A former State and local government representative, Harold Mair, OAM, will be honoured for 20 years of public service to the people of Albury and NSW when he receives an Honorary Doctorate from Charles Sturt University on Friday 7 May.
Mr Mair is widely respected as an energetic and effective advocate, instumental in the establishment and development of many facilities around Albury.
The accountant and former RAAF officer represented the people of Albury on the Albury City Council from 1968 to 1978, which included two years as Mayor in 1977-78. He then became the State member for Albury in the NSW parliament until 1988.
Mr Mair was very active in advocacy organisations for local government, culminating in his term as Vice-President of the NSW Local Government Association. He has also been closely involved with the management of the Albury Base Hospital and the Albury Cancer Foundation and was a member of the local branches of Rotary and the St Vincent de Paul Society.
Mr Mair will receive his award from the University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Cliff Blake, during the morning Graduation ceremony, where he will give the traditional vote of thanks from the graduands.
The ceremony commences at 10.30 pm on Friday 7 May in the Albury Convention and Performing Arts Centre, Swift St, Albury.