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Councillor Darryl Wilson looks back at his term as Deputy Mayor

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Councillor Darryl Wilson, father of two and husband of 18 years to wife, Emma has just finished his term as the first Deputy Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.”

Councillor Wilson said:

“At the start of 2015 I was both ‘humbled and delighted’ to have been chosen as the inaugural Deputy Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council by my peers and colleagues.

“Last year we were approaching a new beginning for local government. In the past as a ratepayer, a small business owner and a resident, I felt a disconnection with my local Council and for this reason I wanted to get involved to help bridge that gap. I wanted Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council to get off on the right foot by aiming to provide a first class service at the point of need for each and every one of our residents.”

He continued: “During my term as Deputy Mayor I have been privileged to be involved with some absolutely wonderful events, such as the Vauxhall International North West 200, Supercup NI, the Stendhal Festival and many, many others, along the way I have met and made friends with lots of wonderful people from within and outside our Borough.

The highlight of the year has been getting to meet and interact with many of the amazing people that make up the 145,000 population of the new Borough. People from sporting, charity, fundraising, church and business backgrounds to name but a few. These people go above and beyond to help improve the lives of everyone within the Borough and in turn make Causeway Coast and Glens a better place to live for us all. They are my inspiration, and will continue to drive and to motivate me over the coming years

My aim as Deputy Mayor was to enhance wellbeing and prosperity for all of our residents, to be approachable, forward thinking, hard working and most importantly to remain connected to the people within our community and Borough. I feel that with your help we have accomplished much over the last year; however there are still challenges and hard work ahead as we strive towards making further improvements, my commitment and enthusiasm remains as I continue to carry out my duties as a local Councillor who will work tirelessly to represent you.”

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