On 23 November 2021, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) announced that Cllr Keith Stevens, East Sussex Association of Local Councils, was elected as the new chair.
Cllr Keith Stevens will take over on 8 December 2021 from Cllr Sue Baxter, Worcestershire Association of Local Councils, recently appointed as a vice-president by NALC’s Annual General Meeting. She will continue to play an active role in NALC’s work, supporting its new leadership.
Cllr Stevens, chair-elect of NALC, said, ‘I look forward to working with NALC’s new leadership and committees, as well as our staff and county associations, to continue to promote and support local councils. Among my priorities will be ensuring local councils are recognised and acknowledged as the first tier of local government, continuing to improve further and develop our organisation and services and extending our engagement with local councils and growing our membership.’