The chairman's duty is to represent and promote the council at all civic and ceremonial occasions as well as chair the full council meetings.

The position of chairman is held by a councillor and is apolitical.

The chairman of the council is appointed each year in May at the council's annual general meeting and the position is held for a period of one year.

A vice-chairman is also appointed to represent the chairman should they be unable to accept an invitation.

  • The current chairman is county councillor vacant. The vice chairman (Cllr David Ireton) is the acting chairman.
  • The current vice-chairman is county councillor David Ireton

If you wish to invite the chairman of the council to attend an event to undertake official duties in the first instance please contact:

Louise Heaps,
Personal assistant to the chairman,
North Yorkshire County Council,
Room 2,
County Hall,
North Yorkshire

Tel: 01609 533722
Fax: 01609 778199

Please do not contact the chairman or vice-chairman direct or send correspondence to their home. All communications must come through the chairman's personal assistant.