New chair voted in at Warwickshire County Council - The Leamington Observer

New chair voted in at Warwickshire County Council

Leamington Editorial 16th May, 2024   0

THERE’S a new chairperson at Warwickshire County Council.

Outgoing chair, Coun Chris Kettle handed the chain of office to Coun Chris Mills at a meeting of the council on Tuesday May 14.

Coun Mills was duly elected as chair of WCC with Coun Andy Jenns taking over the reins of vice-chair.

The role of WCC chair is to preside over the bi-monthly full council meetings and to represent the authority at a range of civic events throughout the year. The role of the vice-chair is to deputise these duties when the chair is not available.

In his speech, Coun Kettle gave a brief review of his year and highlighted over 100 functions that he had attended in his capacity as chairman.

These included meeting charities and community groups, representing WCC in Remembrance Sunday events, British Citizenship ceremonies, the appointment of the High Sheriff of Warwickshire, meeting with businesses who received the King’s Award for Enterprise and the awards ceremonies for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue staff and WCC staff to recognise outstanding service.

WCC leader Coun Izzi Seccombe said: “We would like to extend the thanks of the county council to Coun Kettle who has worked tirelessly in his tenure representing Warwickshire across all of our communities.

We welcome Coun Mills and wish him all the best in his year in office. We can assure him that he will receive the full backing of his colleagues on the council and the dedicated officers to support him.”

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