The new chair of Carmarthenshire County Council is looking forward to representing the county for the next year.
Cllr Ivor Jackson was born and bred in Llandovery and has lived in the town all his life. Before retiring he worked for the Forestry Commission for 45 years. His wife Mary, who is Chair’s Consort, worked as a nurse for 40 years. They have a daughter Angela who is a nursing manager in Cwmbran.
He was elected to Carmarthenshire County Council in 2004 and is also a member of Llandovery Town Council where he was Mayor for three years.
Cllr Jackson has been a member of Llandovery RFC for many years and is Vicar’s Warden at Llandingat Church. Mrs Jackson is chair of the Friendship Club in Llandovery and runs the Luncheon Club at Dolau Bran twice a week.
Cllr Jackson said: “We try to support most things that go on in Llandovery and we are very involved in the local community.”
The chair’s charities for this year are Macmillan Nurses, the Alzheimer’s Society and Plant Dewi.