At a special convened meeting of Three Rivers District Council (TRDC), councillor Debbie Morris has been named as the Chair of the council.
Cllr Keith Martin handed over the role, having served an extra-long two-year run in the role due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cllr Morris’ husband, Andrew Morris, will serve as her consort. She has been a serving councillor since 2014 for Moor Park & Eastbury, where she has lived for 30 years.
The role of Chair is an entirely apolitical one, with the main responsibilities being representing the council at public events and chairing full council meetings.
Cllr Morris said: “I am honoured to have been elected Chair of the district council, taking the reins from Cllr Martin who served the council and the district so well during his tenure, when the council’s activities were greatly curtailed by the Covid pandemic.
“I look forward with enormous enthusiasm to the year ahead – to working with many people and organisations across this district, and to representing the council with great pride.”
Cllr Morris has chosen national charity Pets as Therapy as her chosen charity for her year in office, with the goal of not just fundraising for them, but also boosting their profile with the public.
The new deputy Chair is Cllr Kate Turner.
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