Any elected Member of the Council is eligible for appointment to the office of Chair apart from Members of the Cabinet.
The current Chair is Councillor Jeannette Marsh
The current Vice Chair is Councillor Edward Drewe.
The Chair of the Council has two main roles:
1. Civic Role
The Chair acts as an ambassador for Mendip District Council. They represent the Council at civic and ceremonial events.
2. Council Role
The Chair is responsible for:
The role of the Chair is separate from that of the Leader of the Council who is the political head of the Council and will speak for the Council on all aspects of policy and Cabinet business.
The Vice-Chair supports the Chair in their role and will act as the Chair in their absence.