LONG-SERVING Launceston City Council alderman Annette Waddle was honoured by the Lilydale community yesterday.
Alderman Waddle has spent just over 25 years at the council table, working to create or upgrade some of Lilydale’s landmarks, including the fire station, the Village Green and the Lilydale Falls reserve.
Alderman Waddle will retire at the council elections next month.
Function organiser David Brown said much of Alderman Waddle’s work had been behind the scenes.
‘‘She would badger the council until they acted,’’ he said – a sentiment that was echoed by Mayor Albert van Zetten.
Alderman Waddle said there were a number of highlights from her council years.
‘‘There are so many things I’ve done over the years,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s been great, great aldermen, great staff.’’
The function was held at the Lilydale Bowls Club yesterday afternoon, with aldermen, family and friends gathering to celebrate Alderman Waddle’s career.