Alderman Tommy Nicholl MBE has been appointed Chairman of the Northern Ireland Housing Council (NIHC).
Ald Nicholl, who is one of the region’s longest serving elected representatives, will occupy the post over the next two years, representing the people of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.
NIHC is an advisory and consultative body that considers any matter affecting housing referred to it by the Department for Communities and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive or any matter, which appears to the Housing Council to be a matter relevant to housing on the wider front.
Commenting on his recent appointment, Ald Nicholl said: “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed Chairman of the Northern Ireland Housing Council. This position will allow me the opportunity to represent the views of Mid and East Antrim on all matters that affect housing policy.
"I am already encouraged by the work of the Housing Council to date and I look forward to working with Ministers, council members and other organisations on key housing related issues.”
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Maureen Morrow, has extended her congratulations and best wishes to Ald Nicholl on his recent appointment.