Election of new Chairman and Vice Chairman of Rochford District Council

Date: 
Monday, June 13, 2022

Cllr Mike Steptoe has been appointed to serve as the Chairman of Rochford District Council for the period May 2022 to May 2023.

Currently a District Councillor for the Roche South Ward, Cllr Steptoe has been a member of Rochford District Council since 2008 and served as Vice Chairman of the Council for the 2021/2022 Civic Year.

Cllr Steptoe has lived in the district for more than 25 years, currently residing in Little Wakering, and has two children and two grandchildren, aged four and seven.

Cllr Steptoe said: “I am honoured and privileged to have been chosen to serve as the Chairman of Rochford District Council for the 2022/23 Civic Year. I am very much looking forward to going out into the community and meeting local residents and businesses, as well as chairing Council meetings and representing the district at Civic events.”

Cllr Steptoe takes over the role from Cllr Mrs Julie Gooding.

Cllr Steptoe will be supported during his Civic Year by Cllr Mrs Jo McPherson, ward member for Foulness & The Wakerings, who was appointed as Vice Chairman of the Council for the same period.

The appointments were made during Rochford District Council’s meeting of Annual Council on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

For more information about the Chairman and Vice Chairman, or if you would like to invite them to your local event, visit their dedicated page on our website.