A report of our first company AGM 07/10/2020

Cara Stobart, County Officer

Firstly, thank you to everyone who came to our AGM today.  It was never going to be quite the same as our usual set up – no networking, coffee and biscuits!  But it was great to see our member councils represented in our virtual meeting room.

After months of preparation, today’s meeting marked the next step for our newly formed company, with the appointment of our first Board of Directors. I would like to extend my thanks to everyone, especially the Shadow Board, for all they have done to get us to this point.

Read on for highlights from todays meetings.

Ken Browse, Shadow Board Chairman

Cllr Ken Browse, Shadow Board Chairman, provided the welcoming address to the meeting.  He highlighted the journey DALC has been on over the past 2 years and the work the Shadow Board has been doing to develop a new business plan.  He also praised parish and town councils across the County for the support they have been offering their communities during such an unprecedented time.

Annual Report 2019/2020

Cllr Ken Browse presented the Annual Report 2019/2020.  The report provides an overview of DALC’s year, highlighting a range of our activities such as training and representing our members, through to member stories including Belstone’s first election in 30 years and Great Torrington’s youngest mayor.

Cllr Ian Cowling, Honorary Treasurer also reported on the Annual Accounts in which we saw improved income and reduced expenditure through 2019/2020.

Annual Report Cover 2019/2020
Board meeting

AGM appoints a new Board of Directors

Thank you all who stood for election. Our newly appointed Board members are:

  • David Chalmers,
  • Elizabeth Brookes-Hocking
  • Elizabeth Hitchins
  • Glyn Richards
  • Ian Cowling
  • Ken Browse
  • Michael Hocking
  • Phillip Dredge
  • Teresa Bowers.

AGM agrees subscriptions rates 2021/2022

The meeting agreed to a 2.9% increase on member subscriptions for next year. This includes a 3% increase on the NALC element (agreed by NALC) which forms part of your overall subscription fee

One pound coins

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