ECC office bearer for 40 years, foundation and life member. Mr Passaris is President of Multicultural Aged Care Inc and Newtown Greek Orthodox Parish, Treasurer and Trustee of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, former Marrickville Council deputy mayor and various other positions. Awarded the Order of Australia medal for his services to the community particularly through ECCNSW and local Government. He has an ongoing and strong commitment to multiculturalism in Australia and community life. In 2014 Mr Passaris was awarded the NSW Premier's Multicultural Community Medal.