Councillor Brenda Stevenson, Mayor 2014-15
Councillor Brenda Stevenson has served on Derry City Council since 2006, representing the Rural Ward. She was elected to the position of Mayor at the Council’s Annual Meeting on 2nd June, 2014 and will hold the position until the introduction of the newly formed Derry City and Strabane District Council in April, 2015.
As Mayor, Brenda is an ex-officio member of the Council’s Standing Committees and is Joint Chair of the Regeneration Strategy Board. The Mayor is also a member of the Board of Visit Derry and The Honourable The Irish Society Advisory Committee and serves on the Board of the Walled City Partnership.
Brenda has chaired various Council Committees, including Planning, Development, Environmental Services and the Joint Committee Peace III Partnership.
She has been employed as a Speech and Language Therapy Technical Instructor with the Western Health and Social Care Trust for the past ten years and is a champion for children and young people. She is married to Tommy and they have two sons.
Brenda also represents Derry City Council on the following Committees, Area Board and other bodies:
• Advisory Committee – Caw Centre
• Good Relations Working Group
• Board of Directors – RAPID Ltd.
• NW Peace and Reconciliation Partnership
• Arc NW LAG & Joint Committee (2011-2015) (Rural Development Programme)