On 18 May 2021, Councillor Chris Hunt was elected as Chairman of the Council for the municipal year 2021-22. The Chairman of Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) is a civic role and is similar to a Mayor in that the Chairman is the first representative of the district.
The role is ceremonial and the Chairman has no decision-making powers unlike the role of an elected Mayor, which exists in some parts of the UK.
Throughout his year as Chairman, Chris will be attending local community events throughout the district and representing Mole Valley at events throughout Surrey. If you are planning an event and would like the Chairman to attend, please send an invitation (via Pippbrook) or contact the Civic Support Staff.
Chris has been a Councillor for Ashtead Village Ward since 2003, and together with an earlier term on Kingston Council, has been a Councillor for over 20 years.
He hopes that his period as Chairman of Mole Valley District Council will focus on helping to improve the environment, improving life chances for the disadvantaged and promoting community cohesion. He has therefore introduced Chairman Certificates to recognise individuals and local groups who are making a difference in Mole Valley for these focuses.
Alison, his wife, is his Consort.
Chris has chosen two local Charities to support:
(1) ALDAG which is an Ashtead-based charity which supports young adults with learning difficulties and has a fund-raising shop in Dorking which provides work opportunities for young adults with learning difficulties. The charity also has an allotment, with food grown there then used in St Georges’ Café which they run two days a week.
(2) Happy Child International – this is a local Leatherhead-based charity which helps vulnerable mothers and children in Brazil.
The current Vice-Chairman of the Council is Councillor Paul Potter
For a full listing of MVDC Councillors, please visit the Who are your Councillors page.