Welcome to our new Chairman Councillor Karen Burgess

Edition: Summer 2020

Cllr Karen Burgess was elected as the new Chairman of Horsham District Council at an online Annual General Meeting on 20 May.

Councillor Kate Rowbottom stands with her Chairman's medallion

Cllr Karen Burgess takes over the position from Cllr Kate Rowbottom having performed the role of Vice Chairman for the  past civic year. Cllr David Skipp was elected Vice Chairman for 2020/21.

Commenting on her appointment at the helm of the Council Cllr  Burgess said:

Thank you to my fellow Councillors for nominating and voting for me as Chairman of Horsham District Council for this year.

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 and avoid risking the spread of the virus.

Councillor Karen Burgess, Chair of Horsham District Council

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