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Lynford Thomas elected as Chairman

Councillor Dai Mason, previous Chairman; Councillor Lynford Thomas, Chairman; and Councillor Hag Harris, Vice-Chairman.

CLLR LYNFORD THOMAS was elected as the Chairman of the Council for 2017-2018 in the Annual Meeting held by Ceredigion County Council on Thursday (May 25).

Opening the meeting and retiring as Chairman, Councillor Dai Mason addressed the Council and reflected on his year as Chairman stating that being the Chairman had given him a year of memories in the more than 70 events he had attended. He wished his successor well.

Mrs Mair Mason, Consort of previous Chairman; Councillor Dai Mason, previous Chairman; Mrs Jennifer Thomas, Consort of Chairman; Councillor Lynford Thomas, Chairman; Councillor Hag Harris, Vice-Chairman; Mrs Eiry Morgan Consort of Vice-Chairman.

After being elected as Chairman, Councillor Thomas, of the Llanfihangel Ystrad ward made a Declaration of Acceptance of Office and was presented with the Chain of Office by the retiring Chairman. He then addressed the Council extending his hope that the whole Chamber would cooperate for the good of the communities of Ceredigion.

Councillor Hag Harris, of the Lampeter ward was elected as Vice-Chairman of the Council, made a Declaration of Acceptance of Office and was presented with the Insignia of Office by the Chairman. He added that he looked forward to supporting the Chairman in his duties.

The Committees also agreed the Chairs and Vice Chairs for 2017/18 as seen below.

Committee Chair Vice-Chair
Audit Cllr Elizabeth Evans Cllr Rowland Rees-Evans
Development Control Cllr Lyndon Lloyd MBE Cllr Bryan Davies
Licensing Cllr Gareth Davies Cllr Paul James
Language Cllr Ellen ap Gwynn Cllr Alun Lloyd Jones
Overview and Scrutiny Coordinating Committee Cllr Paul Hinge Cllr Elizabeth Evans
Healthier Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee Cllr Alun Lloyd Jones Cllr Mark Strong
Thriving Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee Cllr Euros Davies Cllr Gwyn James
Learning Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee Cllr Odwyn Davies Cllr Endaf Edwards
Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee Cllr Ifan Davies Cllr Keith Evans

The Reverend Stephen Morgan was appointed as the Chairman’s Chaplain for 2017-2018.

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