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NAC Executive Committee Update January 2023
One of our EC Members, Councillor Charlie Casey recently retired from public office, and attended his final EC
Meeting in December 2022.
Councillor Casey was a very supportive NAC member,
serving on the Regional and UK Executive Committees
over the past number of years. This included a two-year
term as Regional Chairperson and later being elected as
National Vice Chair and subsequently National Chair.
We wish Charlie well in his retirement.
NAC UK President Appointed November 2022
Cllr Beth Adger of NAC NI Region was appointed as National President at the
2022 NAC UK AGM and Conference which took place in Carlisle. This is a huge
honour our region and the first time that a member of the NI Executive
Committee has held the position of President of NAC UK, incorporating the
regions of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Cllr Adger fully deserves this recognition for her efforts and commitment to the
NAC and we congratulate her on this achievement
NAC NI Long Service Awards 2022
The NAC Long Service Awards were created to honour Councillors for many years of dedicated work in
supporting others and their outstanding contribution to public and community service.
At the NAC NI AGM on 21 October 2022 the awards were presented Councillors that have each served for over
29 years. The NAC NI Chair, Cllr Terry Andrews made the presentations to:
Alderman Jim Rodgers
Belfast City Council,
Alderman Tom McKeown
Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council,
Alderman Allan Bresland
Derry City & Strabane District Council,
Alderman Norman Hillis
Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council
Alderman Alan McDowell
Ards & North Down Borough Council
Alderman Kenneth Twyble Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council also received an award was
unable to attend the AGM.
NAC NI Conference September 2022
The ‘NAC at 30 years, Defining Our Positive Future’ Conference took place on Tuesday 27 September 2022
at the Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown.
The event was supported by NILGA; facilitated by their former CE Mr
Derek McCallan, with their current CE Ms Alison Allen presenting, and
Business Services Officer Sarah Little, running the virtual aspect of the
The NAC National Secretary, Cllr Brian Nelson and UK Training Officer,
Cllr Anne Bonner travelled to NI to attend.
An Outcomes Report from the Workshops Sessions which was prepared by Mr McCallan will form the basis of
a Business Plan for moving the organisation forward.
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