|From left, Mayor Councillor Andrew Muir, |
Michael Watts (Secretary), Kate Nicholl (Chairperson),
Emma Bell (Vice President), Donald Hayes (President)
and Stuart Anderson (Vice Chair)
The Alliance Party in North Down held their Annual General Meeting at the new Bangor Aurora Centre on Thursday 30 January 2014 and used the event as an opportunity to celebrate achievements through 2013 and look forward to year ahead.
The Party re-elected local representative Kate Nicholl to serve as Chairperson who will serve alongside new member Stuart Anderson who was elected as Vice Chair. Michael Watts was re-elected as Secretary, Chris Mackey as Treasurer, former Mayor of North Down Donald Hayes as President and Emma Bell as Vice President.
I was Guest Speaker for the evening and used the opportunity to outline my positive vision for the future, detailing my achievements to date as Mayor. With a theme of “Working as One” and three priorities I was able to outline a wide range of events and actions taken to build a shared, inclusive, active and prosperous society.
Commenting after the event, Kate Nicholl, Alliance North Down Chairperson stated “I'm delighted to be re-elected as Chair of the North Down Alliance Association. We've had a great year and I know that enthusiasm will continue into 2014. When so many people are becoming increasingly frustrated with local politics, it's energising to be working with so many people who share the same positive ambition to create a better future for everyone."