Alderman May Beattie .
Democratic Unionist Party
Electoral Area: Knockagh Monument
Alderman Beattie holds a number of positions both on Council and as a representative on outside bodies. In Council, she is Chair of the Support Servcies Standing Committee, and Chair of the Parks, Countryside and Amenities Sub Committee. She is also a member of the Corporate Strategy, Maritime, Community Servcies, Finance Monitoring, Estates Management, Good Relations, Arts and Events, Economic Development, Museum and Exhibitions and Planning Sub Committees. She also Chairs the Gender Working Group within Council which aims to address issues as identified in the Council's Gender Action Plan.
Alderman Beattie has also proudly held the Office of both Deputy Mayor (2002 - 2003) and Mayor (2003 - 2004).
A strong advocate for public representation, Alderman Beattie also sits on a number of external bodies including: - Carrick Enterprises (Director), Bonfire Committee (Chair), Carrickfergus Community Safety Partnership (Chair), Carrickfergus District Policing Partnership, St John Ambulance Brigade (President Elect), Somme Association (member and Council representative), CAN Partnership dealing with the ditribution of Peace III monies for the areas of Carrickfergus, Newtownabbey and Antrim (Chair), Travellers Association and the National Association of Councillors. She was also a member of the Northern Ireland Forum for the East Antrim area, a precursor to the Northern Ireland Assembly which facilitated political dialogue.
Amongst Alderman Beatties particular political and community interests are campaigning for continuous healthcare within the Borough, suitable housing for young familiies and two bedroom accommodation for the elderly.
Alderman Beattiee has been married to Jim for 47 years and has three children and five grandchildren. She is a communicant member of Woodlands Presbyterian Church and, when she has any free time, enjoys jewellery making.
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