It is with great sadness that we report the death of Mitzi Green, a long-standing Harrow councillor, who passed away on 27th February after a period of illness.
Cllr Green proudly represented residents for almost 20 years, serving variously in Centenary, West Harrow and Kenton East wards. She was passionate about the children and young people in the council’s care – serving for a time as the Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services.
As Chair of the Corporate Parenting Panel – which looks after the interests of adopted and fostered children in Harrow – she was determined that all Harrow’s children should have a fair and safe start in life. Pioneering an annual celebration of looked-after children, she brought their issues to the heart of the council – and brought children themselves to Council meetings to tell their stories.
With children and adults alike, Cllr Green believed that everyone should have the same opportunity to fulfil their potential. With her trademark humour and a keen eye for detail, her constant pursuit of improvement meant that her approval was always the bellwether for quality in the council.
Cllr Sachin Shah, Leader of Harrow Council, said:
“Mitzi was taken from us too young and we are all devastated to lose our treasured colleague and friend. To lose her so soon after another of our members – Bob Currie – is especially hard. She really did change the way this council thinks about our most vulnerable residents – the children we look after – and that is a great testament to her legacy. Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.”
Michael Lockwood, Chief Executive of Harrow Council, said:
“Cllr Green was passionate about everything she did, particularly relating to Children and Young People. I know that a huge number of people within the Harrow community have benefited from her work over the past two decades. On behalf of all staff, we are really saddened by the loss of a great person, who did so much for the Council and made a difference to so many peoples lives. She will be sorely missed.”
Cllr Green leaves two children – Louis and Sophie.