City of Brechin Civic Trust seeking new chairman

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The City of Brechin Civic Trust is seeking a new chairman after Stewart Hill announced his decision to retire.

He made the announcement at the Trust’s recent annual general meeting, where he said he would not accept a nomination that he serve another year as chairman.

Mr Hill, who joined the Trust in 1982, said: “Having been chairman for 22 years, I feel that it is now time to stand down and allow a younger person, hopefully with some new ideas and enthusiasm, to take over.”

The Trust was established in 1972 following a public meeting organised by local GP, the late Dr Eric Jenner, who was elected first chairman. Its main purpose is to stimulate an interest in the history and built heritage of the town and to encourage the general development of Brechin.

Mr Hill, by then vice-chairman, succeeded Dr Jenner in 1992 to become the Trust’s second chairman, a position he held until his decision to retire from the office.

Executive committee members were unanimous in their reluctance to accept his decision but did so after several members praised his many years of dedicated service to the Trust to the great benefit of the town.

There will be an extraordinary general meeting of the City of Brechin Civic Trust at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3, at the Mechanics Institute to which all members are invited, for the purposed of electing a new chairman. The extraordinary general meeting will be followed by an ordinary meeting of the executive committee.