Copy of Position of Responsibility Table 2020-21 attached as Appendix 1
Positions of Responsibility
· Mayor (SDLP)
Incoming Mayor takes chair
· Deputy Mayor (DUP)
· Chair of each of the six committees:
o Governance and Strategic Planning (UUP)
o Planning Committee (SF)
o Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee (DUP)
o Business and Culture Committee (SDLP)
o Environment and Regeneration Committee (DUP)
o Health and Community Committee (UUP)
· Deputy Chair of each of the six committees:
o Governance and Strategic Planning (SF)
o Planning Committee (SDLP)
o Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee (Alliance)
o Business and Culture Committee (SF)
o Environment and Regeneration Committee (IND – Carr)
o Health and Community Committee (IND – R Barr)
· Representative on Reserve Forces’ & Cadets Association for NI (DUP)
The allocation of Positions of Responsibility for the year ending June 2021 were confirmed as follows:
Allocation of Mayor
The outgoing Mayor sought nominations for the position of Mayor from the SDLP grouping for the incoming year.
Councillor Reilly thanked the Mayor for the work she had completed during her time as Mayor and for the message of hope that she conveyed to the people of the City. He commented on how fair the Mayor was to all parties and Independents, wished her good luck for the future and encouraged her to enjoy her break.
Councillor Reilly introduced Councillor Steven Edwards to the Council and advised that he had been co-opted onto Council to replace Councillor Hunter. He informed Members that Councillor Edwards was a law graduate who had been a Member of the SDLP for 9 years, in an activist and policy role. He further informed Members that he had narrowly missed out on a seat in Council in the elections last year.
He agreed with comments the previous speakers had made on Councillor Hunter’s work as Deputy Mayor and wished her well in her new role. He gave his congratulations to Alderman Warke on his nomination as Deputy Mayor adding that he thought he would be a great support to Councillor Tierney.
Councillor Reilly nominated Councillor Tierney to fill the position of Mayor for the incoming year. He outlined that Councillor Tierney had grown up in the Little Diamond Area of the City and had a strong family background in the SDLP. He commented on the awful incident Councillor Tierney had experienced when his home was attacked in 2017 and stated that he hoped Councillor Tierney and his family would remember tonight as one of the good experiences, even though this was a very different venue than was normal. He reminded Members that Councillor Tierney had been co-opted to Council in 2014 and re-elected that year and last year. He referred to Councillor Tierney’s experience serving on various Council Committees and outside bodies such as the Blood Sunday Trust and commented that he would make a sterling Mayor.
Councillor Tierney signed the Declaration of Office and took the Chair.
Allocation of Deputy Mayor
The incoming Mayor then sought a nomination for the position of Deputy Mayor from the DUP grouping.
Alderman McClintock congratulated the new Mayor and nominated Alderman Warke as Deputy Mayor for the incoming year. She expressed her pleasure to make the nomination and praised Alderman Warke’s involvement in the Cathedral Youth Club and in the Fountain area. She further praised his steadfast work in the Newbuildings and rural areas and stated she felt he would conduct his role as Deputy Mayor in a very professional way.
Alderman Warke signed the declaration.
The allocation of the remaining Positions of responsibility were confirmed as follows:
Chair of Governance and Strategic Planning (UUP)
Deputy Chair of Governance and Strategic Planning (Sinn Fein)
Chair of Planning Committee (Sinn Fein)
Deputy Chair of the Planning Committee (SDLP)
Councillor J Boyle
Chair of Assurance, Audit and Risk (DUP)
Deputy Chair of Assurance, Audit and Risk (Alliance)
Chair of Business and Culture (SDLP)
Deputy Chair of Business and Culture (Sinn Fein)
Chair of Environment and Regeneration (DUP)
Deputy Chair of Environment and Regeneration (IND-Carr)
Chair of Health and Community (UUP)
Deputy Chair of Health and Community (IND- R Barr)
Councillor R Barr
Reserve Forces and Cadets Association NI (DUP)