If you have any problem or query relating to your work as a councillor. If there is anything you think would make the job easier. If there is any help or support we could give you. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
National Association of Councillors Northern Ireland Region Sketrick House Jubilee Road Newtownards BT23 4YH t: 028 9181 9413 e: office@nac-ni.org
NAC Newsletters NAC Newsletters are produced and circulated regularly to keep members updated on our activities and to provide relevant information. Click the links below to view or download the NAC Newsletters
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NEWS
Freedom of the City of Lisburn & Castlereagh February 2020 The NAC officers and members are delighted that the high accolade of Freedom of the City of Lisburn & Castlereagh has been awarded to one of our longest serving councillors, Alderman Jim Dillon MBE JP for his contribution to public life. Mr Tommy Jeffers and Mrs Geraldine Rice MBE, former members of the NAC, have also been made Freemen for their long service and commitment to their work as elected members and we extend our congratulations to all.
Ald Tommy Sandford, NAC Chair with Kate Wilson, NAC Admin Assistant at Belfast City Hall December 2019
LCCC Mayor, Cllr Alan Givan, Tommy Jeffers, Ald Jim Dillon MBE JP, Geraldine Rice MBE, and Chief Executive, David Burns
Belfast’s 119th High Sheriff December 2019 The NAC Chair, Alderman Tommy Sandford is approaching the end of his one-year term as High Sheriff of Belfast. He was appointed to this prestigious role in January 2019 by the then Secretary of State, Karen Bradley following a nomination from Belfast City Council. Alderman Sandford said it was an honour to be appointed as the High Sheriff of his “beloved city” and he thoroughly enjoyed fulfilling the role during a busy and eventful year. He wished all NAC Members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Long Serving Councillors honoured In February 2020, the NAC, NI Region honoured three more of our longest serving members by presenting them with NAC Long Service Certificates. This award was created to show our appreciation to Elected Members that have provided many years of dedicated work in their support of others, and in recognition of their outstanding contribution to public and community service. The awards were presented by the NAC Chair, Ald Tommy Sandford and NAC Secretary, Cllr Joe Boyle to Ald Fraser Agnew and Ald Tommy Nicholl for 39 years service each and Ald Robert Gibson for 35 years service. They join previous award receipiants Cllr Dermot Curran (now 47 years service), Ald Jim Dillon and Ald Jim Speers (now 43 years service).
t: 028 9181 9413 e: office@nac-ni.org
Local Government Awards 2020 The NAC are delighted to announce that their sponsored category award for ‘Best Initiative by a Councillor/Councillor Group’ has been awarded to Cllr Cheryl Johnston of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council at the Local Government Awards ceremony. As usual the standard of entries was extremely high, and the NAC Officers would like to convey their thanks to all Elected Members, Councils and Staff that took the time to submit entries for our award category. Please click here to see Councillor Cheryl Johnston’s winning entry.
New NAC Northern Ireland Region Chair Appointed – October 2021 Councillor Terry Andrews has been appointed as Chair of the National Association of Councillors, NI Region at the NAC NI Annual General Meeting which took place in Cookstown on 15 October 2021. Councillor Andrews thanked his fellow-party members, Councillor Curran, and Councillor McFlynn sincerely, for proposing and seconding his nomination in the election of officers which was presided over by the General Secretary of the NAC UK, Councillor Brian Nelson. To read more please click here.
The NAC feel that long serving councillors set an example to others and it is important that their dedication and commitment is recognised and celebrated. In 2021 awards were presented to members that have each served for over 32 years as councillors. The NAC NI Chair, Alderman Tommy Sandford made the presentations during the NAC NI AGM on 15 October to - Ald Derek Hussey, Cllr Allan Rainey, Cllr Paul McLean, and Cllr Trevor Wilson. Cllr Sean Clarke and Cllr Henry Reilly also received this award but were not in attendance at the AGM.
NAC NI Long Service Awards 2021
NAC National Chair & Vice President Appointed – November 2021 At the NAC UK Annual General Meeting and Conference which took place on 26- 28 November 2021 in Lytham saint Annes, Cllr Beth Adger was appointed as National Vice President and Cllr Charlie Casey was appointed as National Chairperson. The NAC NI Regional Chair, Cllr Terry Andrews congratulated Cllr Casey and Cllr Adger, on behalf of the NAC NI Members, saying that it is a great achievement for two members from NI to hold these positions. Cllr Casey and Cllr Adger will be invited attend National Executive meetings and future National Conferences.
If you have any problem or query relating to your work as a councillor, if there is anything you think would make the job easier, if there is any help or support we could give you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
National Association of Councillors Northern Ireland Region Sketrick House Jubilee Road Newtownards BT23 4YH
NAC NEWS
NAC Newsletters NAC Newsletters are produced and circulated regularly to keep members updated on our activities and to provide relevant information. Click the links below to view or download the NAC Newsletters Please click here for April 2022 Please click here for February 2022 Please click here for December 2021 Please click here for October 2021 Please click here for August 2021 Please click here for May 2021
Freedom of the City of Lisburn & Castlereagh February 2020 The NAC officers and members are delighted that the high accolade of Freedom of the City of Lisburn & Castlereagh has been awarded to one of our longest serving councillors, Alderman Jim Dillon MBE JP for his contribution to public life. Mr Tommy Jeffers and Mrs Geraldine Rice MBE, former members of the NAC, have also been made Freemen for their long service and commitment to their work as elected members and we extend our congratulations to all.
LCCC Mayor, Cllr Alan Givan, Tommy Jeffers, Ald Jim Dillon MBE JP, Geraldine Rice MBE, and Chief Executive, David Burns
Belfast’s 119th High Sheriff December 2019 The NAC Chair, Alderman Tommy Sandford is approaching the end of his one-year term as High Sheriff of Belfast. He was appointed to this prestigious role in January 2019 by the then Secretary of State, Karen Bradley following a nomination from Belfast City Council. Alderman Sandford said it was an honour to be appointed as the High Sheriff of his “beloved city” and he thoroughly enjoyed fulfilling the role during a busy and eventful year. He wished all NAC Members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Ald Tommy Sandford, NAC Chair with Kate Wilson, NAC Admin Assistant at Belfast City Hall December 2019
Long Serving Councillors honoured In February 2020, the NAC, NI Region honoured three more of our longest serving members by presenting them with NAC Long Service Certificates. This award was created to show our appreciation to Elected Members that have provided many years of dedicated work in their support of others, and in recognition of their outstanding contribution to public and community service. The awards were presented by the NAC Chair, Ald Tommy Sandford and NAC Secretary, Cllr Joe Boyle to Ald Fraser Agnew and Ald Tommy Nicholl for 39 years service each and Ald Robert Gibson for 35 years service. They join previous award receipiants Cllr Dermot Curran (now 47 years service), Ald Jim Dillon and Ald Jim Speers (now 43 years service).
t: 028 9181 9413 e: office@nac-ni.org
Local Government Awards 2020 The NAC are delighted to announce that their sponsored category award for ‘Best Initiative by a Councillor/Councillor Group’ has been awarded to Cllr Cheryl Johnston of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council at the Local Government Awards ceremony. As usual the standard of entries was extremely high, and the NAC Officers would like to convey their thanks to all Elected Members, Councils and Staff that took the time to submit entries for our award category. Please click here to see Councillor Cheryl Johnston’s winning entry.
New NAC Northern Ireland Region Chair Appointed – October 2021 Councillor Terry Andrews has been appointed as Chair of the National Association of Councillors, NI Region at the NAC NI Annual General Meeting which took place in Cookstown on 15 October 2021. Councillor Andrews thanked his fellow- party members, Councillor Curran, and Councillor McFlynn sincerely, for proposing and seconding his nomination in the election of officers which was presided over by the General Secretary of the NAC UK, Councillor Brian Nelson. To read more please click here.
NAC NI Long Service Awards 2021
The NAC feel that long serving councillors set an example to others and it is important that their dedication and commitment is recognised and celebrated. In 2021 awards were presented to members that have each served for over 32 years as councillors. The NAC NI Chair, Alderman Tommy Sandford made the presentations during the NAC NI AGM on 15 October to - Ald Derek Hussey, Cllr Allan Rainey, Cllr Paul McLean, and Cllr Trevor Wilson. Cllr Sean Clarke and Cllr Henry Reilly also received this award but were not in attendance at the AGM.
NAC National Chair & Vice President Appointed – November 2021 At the NAC UK Annual General Meeting and Conference which took place on 26- 28 November 2021 in Lytham saint Annes, Cllr Beth Adger was appointed as National Vice President and Cllr Charlie Casey was appointed as National Chairperson. The NAC NI Regional Chair, Cllr Terry Andrews congratulated Cllr Casey and Cllr Adger, on behalf of the NAC NI Members, saying that it is a great achievement for two members from NI to hold these positions. Cllr Casey and Cllr Adger will be invited attend National Executive meetings and future National Conferences.