The 2013 Foyle Civic Trust (FCT) Annual General Meeting was held in the Level 5 Conference Room of Derry City Council Offices, Strand Road, on Thursday 23 May 2013 at 7.30pm. The FCT was honoured to have Sharon O’Connor, Chief Executive of Derry City Council as guest speaker. Thirty five FCT members were present.
Nuala McAllister Hart [Chairman of the FCT] welcomed Ms O’Connor and FCT members to the AGM and suggested that AGM business should be completed first. Following annual reports by the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, the existing committee and officers were re-elected en masse, and two new members added: Hazel Philson and Paul Haslam. The Chairman welcomed them and said that she was delighted that they had agreed to join the executive committee.
The Chairman also reminded members of Translink’s ongoing consultation on the location of a new/old/refurbished Railway Station for the city. She suggested that members may wish to vote for Option 3 in a bid to have the 1870s Waterside Railway Station refurbished and restored to its original function.
After a short break for refreshments, Ms O’Connor spoke about Derry City Council: its internal re-structuring, involvement in the City of Culture 2013 celebrations and events, and future plans with regard to the Review of Public Administration. After a short ‘question and answer’ session, Nuala McAllister Hart thanked Ms O’Connor for her excellent talk and then presented her with a small token of appreciation on behalf of the FCT.
The AGM concluded at 9.30pm.