Appointment of Convener to Highland and Western Isles Valuation Joint Board

Councillor Ken Gowans was elected as Convener of the Highland and Western Isles Valuation Joint Board on 17 September 2015.

Councillor Gowans replaces the previous Convener, Councillor Helen Carmichael, who remains on the Board, but has stepped down as Convener after 8 years in the role, to focus on her duties as Provost of Inverness.

Vice Convener of the Board is Councillor John Mackay, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

The Highland and Western Isles Valuation Joint Board is responsible for the administrative oversight of the Assessor and Electoral Registration Officer’s activities, in particular setting the annual budget.

The Board meets four times per year, with meetings in Inverness or Stornoway.
There are ten Board members with representation with eight members from The Highland Council and two members from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

Councillor Gowans said: “I am delighted to have been elected as Convenor of the Joint Valuation Board by my fellow councillors from The Highland and the Western Isles Councils. I give my thanks to Councillor Helen Carmichael not only for her excellent contribution, but also for way in which she carried out her role when Convenor. I am delighted Helen has chosen to remain a Board member.”

Further information regarding the Highland and Western Isles Valuation Joint Board can be found on the Highland Council website.

22 Sep 2015
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