Amanda Smith gets a new council seat
Stamullen woman nominated by double winner Cllr Sharon Keogan
Stamullen based independent Amanda Smith was formally welcomed into her new role as a Meath councillor at last week's meeting in Navan.
The choice of Cllr Sharon Keogan, who won two seats in Meath at the recent local elections, she defeated FFs Lisa Mellor in a vote for the seat.
In nominating Amanda for the casual vacancy, Sharon said she would do a great job in the Ashbourne area.
'Amanda Byrne was born in Stamullen and her family are very much cemented into the fabric of community life there. She is one of 4 children. Her family home is at Stadalt Cross in Stamullen.'
Amanda has worked for Cllr Keogan in her capacity as a public rep for five years.
'She knows what this job is all about. She knows what is expected from her when it comes to serving the public.
' During that time Amanda worked alongside me to execute major projects undertaken by organisations that she is still involved with today. Projects like Duleek & Donore CCTV Project. Duleek Revival Programme who have successfully implemented extensive infrastructure projects within the Duleek area, like The Courthouse Project and implementing disability playground equipment into our play spaces. Amanda is a scout leader with 22nd Meath Scout Group. She is also a director of Duleek Community Childcare. '
It is envisaged that Cllr Smith will be opening a new office in Stamullen in September.
'I'm honoured to have accepted the nomination from Cllr Keogan for the Ashbourne Municipal Area. I'm particularly pleased to have this nomination supported by my fellow Independent Councillors and Colleagues from Fianna Fail and the Labour Candidates,' Cllr Smith remarked.
'While I have big shoes to fill, I will be walking strong with Cllr Keogan's support. I have no doubt we will both make a mighty team for the people of the Ashbourne Municpal Area.
'For now, I will be working out of Sharon's office in Duleek. I can be contacted on 041-9880523.'