Chairman of MVDC
On 23 May 2017, Councillor Simon Ling was elected as Chairman of the Council for the municipal year 2017-18. The Chairman of Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) is a civic role and is similar to a Mayor in that the Chairman is the first representative of the district.
The role is ceremonial and the Chairman has no decision-making powers unlike the role of an elected Mayor, which exists in some parts of the UK.
Throughout his year as Chairman, Councillor Ling will be attending local community events throughout the district and representing Mole Valley at events throughout Surrey. If you are planning an event and would like the Chairman to attend, please send an invitation (via Pippbrook) or contact the Civic Support Staff.
With the redevelopment of the Football Stadium at Meadowbank due for completion later this year, the Chairman hopes that his year will have a strong focus on sporting activities.
Additionally, Councillor Ling has chosen to support two charities during his year as Chairman.
The first is The Meeting Room which runs daytime drop in centres for the homeless, socially isolated and vulnerable people living in our community.
The second is the Mid-Surrey Dementia Care Trust (also known as The Conservatory Club) which helps people with memory difficulties to retain their communication and social skills, and provides relief to carers from the demanding responsibilities of caring.
The current Vice-Chairman of the Council is Councillor Raj Haque.
For a full listing of MVDC Councillors, please visit the Who are your Councillors page.