The Chairman

The Chairman of North West Leicestershire District Council is a role of tradition given to a councillor for one year.  The Chairman is the First Citizen of the district and represents the council at civic functions and events within North West Leicestershire and beyond. 

The current Chairman, Councillor Ray Morris, took up the position on Tuesday 23 May 2023.

The role is customary, does not carry any decision making duties, and is non-political and non-partisan.

During the Chairman’s term of office it has also been traditional for them to nominate a charity appeal to raise funds for and support throughout the year.

Councillor Morris' chosen charity is Steps.  

Inviting the Chairman to attend an event

Local organisations may wish to invite the Chairman to attend a specific function they are organising, e.g. festivals, social group meetings, presentations, community projects, open days, exhibitions, parades and new business launches to name a few.

Invitations will be considered on a first come, first served basis, however, should the Chairman not be available for an event, the Chairman’s Support Officer will pass the invitation on to the Deputy Chairman.

Contact Details

If you would like to invite the Chairman to your event or check the Chairman’s availability, please contact either the Chairman's Support Officer,, or

Key events in the Civic calendar

Armed Forces Flag Raising Ceremony – June (held on Monday before Armed Forces Day)

Armistice Day – 11 November (incorporating 2 minute silence)

Remembrance Day – November 

Last updated: Mon 12 February, 2024 @ 16:42