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New Chairman of Horsham District Council elected


27 May 2020


Following an Annual General Meeting of Horsham District Council on 20 May, a new Chairman has been elected.
Cllr Karen Burgess was elected Chairman of Horsham District Council for the civic year 2020 to 2021 at the Council’s Annual General Meeting which was conducted online this year. Cllr David Skipp was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Council.

Cllr Burgess takes over the role of Chairman from Cllr Kate Rowbottom, who was Chairman for the civic year 2019 to 2020.
Commenting on her election, Cllr Burgess said:

I am deeply honoured to have been chosen for this role and feel I will be standing on the shoulders of giants, strong local politicians, especially the ladies who have all played a key part in making our District a wonderful place to live.

“This year the initial celebrations are somewhat muted as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, but rest assured that once the restrictions are lifted, I will look forward to representing the Council and meeting as many local people as possible at community events.

“In the meantime, please do stay alert, look after yourselves and your neighbours and avoid risking the spread of the virus.”

Chairman of Horsham District Council, Cllr Karen Burgess

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