Chairman of Lincolnshire County Council
County councillor Bill Aron was elected the new Chairman for Lincolnshire County Council on 16 May, with Cllr William Webb elected as his Deputy.
Cllr Aron represents Horncastle and and Tetford, and lives in Horncastle where he recently retired from the family retail business he had run for 40 years.
He said he is keen to give small businesses in the county more support in his new role and will be raising money for LIVES as his chosen charity throughout the year.
Cllr Aron was elected to the county council in 2009, having previously served as a county councillor between 2001 and 2005. He is also a town councillor for Horncastle. Before accepting the role of chairman, he was the vice chair to the outgoing chairman, Cllr Ray Wootten.
Cllr Aron said: “I’m looking forward to promoting tourism throughout Lincolnshire and am keen to see the development of more business hubs around the county, similar to the Horncastle Technology Hub.
“These give small businesses the chance to try out new technology and equipment without having to commit to spending large sums of money first.”
During his year in office, the outgoing Chairman Cllr Ray Wootten raised £1,200 for his chosen charity The Police Roll of Honour Trust and attended 174 civic events.