BRIDLINGTON councillor Chad Chadwick has been elected as the Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council for the next year.
Coun Chadwick, who lives in Bridlington, has been a councillor for the town’s South ward since 2007 and his wife Margaret is also a councillor for the same ward.
He was elected as Chairman at the annual meeting of the council last Thursday and will serve until May 2013.
Coun Chadwick said: “I see myself as an ambassador for the whole of the East Riding and intend to visit as many places and attend as many events as possible.
“My special interest for the year in office will be children and young people as they are our future.
“Since 2007, I have met and worked with many talented young people and I believe that, with encouragement and support, every youngster has some form of talent.
“In the East Riding, there are many enthusiastic volunteers willing to help with the work with children and young people to give them encouragement.”
Coun Chadwick’s two nominated charities for the year are the Bridlington branch of the RSPCA and the Teenage Cancer Trust based at Castle Hill which benefits children across the East Riding.
Coun Chadwick was born in east Hull and worked all his life in shipping and transport before retirement.
He has been chairman of the pensions committee and also served on the council’s main and area planning committees.
Coun Claude Mole has been elected Vice Chairman of the council and will serve the role until May next year.