The Chairman of the Council is Cllr Sarah Bütikofer
What does the Chairman of the Council do?
The Chairman of the Council has both a Civic and a Council role. This includes representing the whole Council during his/her term of office:
- Promoting public involvement in the Council’s activities
- Being an ambassador for the District, attending civic and ceremonial functions as the district’s first citizen
- Acting as a link between the Council and various groups and organisations
- Presiding over meetings of the Council so that its business can be undertaken efficiently and with regard to the rights of councillors and the interests of the community
- Upholding and promoting the Council’s Constitution and interpreting rules of procedure at meetings of Full Council
- Ensuring that the Council meeting is a forum for the debate of matters of relevance and concern to the local community
- Calling meetings of the Full Council in addition to ordinary meetings
- Attending meetings of the Cabinet and other Committees as appropriate
- Receiving recommendations from the Cabinet and Scrutiny Committee
- The Chairman has a casting vote in all decisions taken by the Council and this is exercised in the event of a tie at a Council meeting.
How is the Chairman appointed?
The Chairman is elected by District Councillors at the Full Council in May each year. The Vice-Chairman is appointed at the same meeting.
Who can be Chairman?
Any elected Member of the Council is eligible for appointment to the office of Chairman unless s/he is a Member of the Cabinet.
Who is the Vice-Chairman?
The Vice-Chairman is Cllr Dr Victoria Holliday
You can see a list of past Chairman and Vice-Chairman of North Norfolk District Council