Statutory committee formed to oversee the merger of Derry City and Strabane District Councils

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Members of the Statutory Transition Committee pictured attending their inaugural meeting at the Guildhall on Thursday. Also included is Derry City Council Town Clerk and Chief Executive Sharon O’Connor, and Strabane District Council Chief Executive, Daniel McSorley.
 
 
A Transition Committee has been formed ahead of the merger of Derry City and Strabane District Councils.
The new council will be elected next year, and as part of the preparations, this committee has been formed with eight members from each council, along with officials.
The Committee will prepare a draft Corporate Plan and a draft budget for the new Council.
Strabane Councillor Kieran McGuire was appointed chairman of the committee, Derry Councillor Paul Fleming is the Vicer Chair.
Cllr Mc Guire told Highland Radio News it’s a daunting task…………


Committee Membership –
Derry City Council:
Cllr Sean Carr                                      SDLP                Derry City Council
Cllr Gerard Diver                                 SDLP                Derry City Council
Cllr Sean Gallagher                            SDLP                Derry City Council
Cllr Brenda Stevenson,                       SDLP                Derry City Council
Cllr Paul Fleming                                SF                    Derry City Council (Vice Chair)
Cllr Eric McGinley                               SF                    Derry City Council
Cllr Barney O’Hagan                          SF                    Derry City Council
Aldermann Maurice Devenney         DUP                  Derry City Council
 
Strabane District Council:
 
Cllr Karina Carlin                                SF                    Strabane District Council
Cllr Dan Kelly                                      SF                    Strabane District Council
Cllr Jay McCauley                               SF                    Strabane District Council
Cllr Kieran McGuire                            SF                    Strabane District Council (Chair)
Cllr Maoilísa McHugh                        SF                    Strabane District Council
Cllr Brian McMahon                          SF                    Strabane District Council
Cllr John Donnell                               DUP                 Strabane District Council
Cllr Thomas Kerrigan             DUP                 Strabane District Council
 

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