New Chair and Vice-Chair appointed
Chorleywood South and Maple Cross councillor Raj Khiroya will take over the reins as Chair of Three Rivers District Council.
Cllr Khiroya was officially sworn in as the district’s first citizen for the remainder of the 2023/24 municipal year after members unanimously agreed at Full Council on Tuesday 12 December.
The Chair’s role is a-political, presiding over Full Council meetings and officially representing the council at public engagements for a year.
Cllr Khiroya will take over the role of Chair from Phil Williams – who resigned as Chair and as a district councillor in October for personal reasons.
Under the former Chair’s tenure, Cllr Khiroya served as his Vice-Chair. Cllr Tony Humphreys was sworn in as Vice-Chair for the remainder of the municipal year.
Cllr Khiroya was originally born in Uganda and came to the UK in 1969. He has lived in Chorleywood for over 35 years with his wife Tanuja and has two adult sons who were both educated at a local school.
He currently represents the Chorleywood South and Maple Cross ward as a district councillor and has served as a Chorleywood Parish councillor since 2008.
Cllr Khiroya said: “I am honoured to serve as Chair of Three Rivers District Council. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Vice-Chair and I look forward to representing the council at events and meeting residents, local charities and voluntary organisations.
“I would also like to thank Phil Williams for his dedication as Chair and for serving the role with honour and integrity.
“I will be announcing my chosen charities that I will be supporting in due course.”