26th Jun, 2019
East Border Region held its first Board meeting following the recent Local Government Elections in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland on Wednesday 26th June 2019. Out of a total Board of 18, 12 new members were appointed to EBR by their corresponding Local Authorities. Chairman Cllr Aidan Campbell welcomed new members and paid tribute to previous long standing members who are no longer EBR Board Members.
“I am delighted to welcome you all to this East Border Region Board meeting. Firstly I would like to congratulate you on your recent success in the local Government Elections, I know that for a number of you this is your first time to be elected so many congratulations and I hope you enjoy your time as an elected representative. Congratulations also to those Councillors who have been re-elected.
Secondly, can I thank you for your interest in East Border Region, and on behalf of myself and the staff I would like to welcome you all onto the Board and we really look forward to working in Partnership to continue to build on our success over the past 40 plus years, and to ensure that the organisation continues to thrive in the future.
I would like to pay tribute to the Councillors who are no longer on the Board, some due to retirement, some unfortunately did not get re-elected, and a number have not been nominated onto the Board. These Councillors were fully supportive of EBR, and they worked tirelessly to build up strong, resilient, cross border relationships.
As a result of the recent elections we have 12 new Board members. That is a significant change in personnel for a small organisation, and whilst it represents challenges in terms of people getting to know each other, building up trust and learning to work in Partnership, it also represents an excellent opportunity to re-invigorate the organisation, to bring new ideas and perspectives on board, and to re-build a strong sense of identity for EBR members”.
EBR look forward to getting to know our new Board Members over the coming months and working together for the mutual benefit of our cross border region.