New Economy and Culture Portfolio Holder appointed
Councillor Chris Cullen has become South Ayrshire Council's new Economy and Culture Portfolio Holder. He takes over from Councillor Siobhian Brown, who gave up the portfolio when she was voted in as the new MSP for Ayr Constituency.
The Economy and Culture portfolio is one of the Council's key positions and is crucial to help encourage and promote economic regeneration as well as tourism and leisure. Councillor Cullen will oversee policy in Rural Development; Economic Development and Regeneration; culture, libraries and museums; sport and leisure facilities.
Councillor Cullen, who has lived in South Ayrshire since 2012, is looking forward to the challenge he said: "I'm delighted to be appointed Economy and Culture Portfolio Holder. During my travels I have seen first-hand how towns can be regenerated through the Council working closely with our communities and local businesses.
"This is an important portfolio and with less than a year to the Council elections, I appreciate that it will be a real challenge to achieve our ambitious plans.
"However, I am fully committed to the task and I will do everything I can to bring positive change for the people of South Ayrshire. I look forward to working with officers, stakeholders, and most importantly our communities, to ensure that together we make South Ayrshire a better place to live for generations to come."