By Cam Lucadou-Wells
Former Casey mayor Mick Morland could be set to be immortalised in an annual community scholarship in his name.
Casey council is set to consult with the Morland family on how best to recognise the late councillor, who was fatally struck by a car in Berwick in June.
In a motion on 15 August, Casey will also seek to name a suitable facility or feature after Mr Morland.
The council will also seek to donate $25,000 to the philanthropic Casey Cardinia Foundation towards establishing a Mick Morland scholarship towards a purpose reflecting his interests.
The donation would come from the council’s 2016/’17 surplus.
Cr Susan Serey, who was Mr Morland’s most recent ward colleague, said it was an apt way to recognise his 25 years of community service.
Cr Amanda Stapledon said it was the most constructive way to pay tribute.
“I think Mick would definitely approve.”
Mayor Sam Aziz said the council would discuss the plan with the Morland clan to ensure their wishes were considered.
Since 2003, the Casey Cardinia Foundation has distributed more than $430,000 to community groups through its annual grants program.
Foundation director Paul Thomas welcomed the fitting tribute to Mr Morland.
“It’s a great initiative by the City of Casey remembering a man held in high esteem and who contributed significantly to the local community.
“It’s a recognition of all the hard work that Mick did with the community.
“It will be a great way to provide more assistance to the community through the foundation.”