A former mayor of the Pyrenees Shire Council - and current Beaufort ward councillor - has passed away after a heart attack.
Michael O'Connor attended last night's Council meeting (Tue 15 May 2018) and a dinner afterwards, but collapsed at home a short time later.
He had served as Mayor in 2010, 2012 and 2015.
Cr O'Connor has a huge role in waste management and recycling in the region. He also served in the CFA and on the Beaufort Secondary College board.
He was married to Judy with 4 adult children.
Chief Executive Jim Nolan says Cr O'Connor was in good spirits and talking about ideas for the region's future last night -
Cr O'Connor (above) at the signing of an anti-domestic violence pledge with Pyrenees Council in 2016.