Chairman and civic functions

Chairman and civic functions

Role and responsibility

The role and responsibility of the Chairman to North Kesteven District Council, as the civic and ceremonial head of the Council, is to be an ambassador representing the Council and the communities of North Kesteven which they serve.

  • Working in a proactive way to ensure the authority’s aims, objectives and priorities are met and to promote good practice 
  • Building connections and bringing information to the authority from experiences learned 
  • Host main civic events 
  • welcome visitors to the authority’s area 
  • network within the community through stakeholders, community groups, public and the voluntary sector, to achieve mutual understanding relating to activities and projects being undertaken 
  • To preside over principal meetings of the Council and to ensure that Council meetings are conducted in a professional manner and in accordance with the procedure laid down in the Local Government Act 1972 and in the Council’s Standing Orders. 
  • Impartially and objectively encouraging appropriate participation and offering feedback.   

Currently in office

Currently in office at North Kesteven District Council:

  • The Chairman for 2018-19 (elected 17th May 2018) – Councillor Geoff Hazelwood 
  • The Vice-Chairman for 2018-19 (elected 17th May 2018) – Councillor Mike Clarke 

Chairman’s charity

The Chairman’s chosen Charity for 2018/19 is The Alzheimer’s Society 

The Alzheimer’s Society vision and mission is a world without dementia and to transform the landscape of dementia forever, creating a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice. For more information please visit the Alzheimer's Society website

Civic Officer

The Civic Officer is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Civic Office as follows:-

  • Provides support to the Chairman and Vice-Chairman in the delivery of their civic duties in respect of managing, organising, prioritising and co-ordinating their programme of civic engagements and commitments 
  • Acts as first point of contact receiving all requests for official engagements and liaises with other authorities and outside organisations involved. 
  • Programmes and manages the Council’s civic events hosted by the Chairman annually 
  • Manages the Chairman’s charity fund during the Chairman’s year of office 
  • Advices the Chairman and Vice-chairman on civic protocol 


If you would like to contact the Chairman, or invite them to an event, please do so via the Civic Officer:

Mrs Clare Richardson
01529 308220