Lord Mayor elected

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At the second annual meeting of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Councillor Garath Keating (SF) was elected as Lord Mayor and Councillor Paul Greenfield (DUP) as Deputy Lord Mayor.

Lord Mayor Councillor Garath Keating said in his inaugural address: “We’ve come a long way in our first year together creating a strong, dynamic council and I aim to continue building upon this. I hope to be a prominent ambassador for the Borough and our 204,000 residents. I want to work closely with our local businesses, producers and large scale employers to support them in driving the economy forward and providing employment opportunities for our residents.”

He adds “I believe the position of Lord Mayor has a great capacity to bring people together and throughout my year in office I hope to work closely with local communities and groups to strengthen community relations and celebrate the Borough’s rich diversity and cultures. This area has so much to offer and I look forward to working with our staff to champion everything we have available to the outside world to show what a wonderful place this borough is to live, work an do business.”

“My door will be open to everyone – any queries, questions or comments you have, please don’t hesitate to let me know and I will help in any way I can. I look forward to ‘getting stuck in’ and meeting all our residents”

The Lord Mayor is based in The Palace Demesne, Armagh and through his work will help to deliver some of the key priorities for the borough – prospering the place; serving the people; and strengthening its position.

At the Annual Meeting Councillor Gareth Wilson (DUP) was nominated as an Alderman to replace Carla Lockhart MLA and Chair and vice Chairs were elected to the following Committees:

 

POSITION (YEAR TWO) PARTY NAME OF COUNCILLOR
LORD MAYOR SF Councillor Garath Keating
DEPUTY LORD MAYOR DUP Councillor Paul Greenfield
CHAIR OF GOVERNANCE, POLICY AND RESOURCES UUP Councillor Carol Black
CHAIR OF PLANNING AND REGULATORY SERVICES SDLP Councillor Mealla Campbell
CHAIR OF STRATEGY AND COMMUNITY PLANNING SF Councillor Gemma McKenna
CHAIR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REGENERATION UUP Councillor Colin McCusker
CHAIR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DUP Alderman Robert Smith
CHAIR OF LEISURE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES UUP Councillor Glenn Barr
CHAIR OF PERFORMANCE AND AUDIT SF Councillor Darren McNally
VICE-CHAIR OF GOVERNANCE, POLICY AND RESOURCES DUP Alderman Freda Donnelly
VICE-CHAIR OF PLANNING AND REGULATORY SERVICES UUP Alderman Arnold Hatch
VICE-CHAIR OF STRATEGY AND COMMUNITY PLANNING DUP Alderman Junior McCrum
VICE-CHAIR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REGENERATION SF Councillor Keith Haughian
VICE CHAIR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES UKIP Councillor David Jones
VICE-CHAIR OF LEISURE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES DUP Councillor Jonny Buckley
VICE-CHAIR OF PERFORMANCE AND AUDIT SDLP Councillor Joe Nelson