David Kissane honoured for his service to Stevenage

23 Jul 2015

Yesterday evening (22 July), Stevenage Council voted to give former councillor David Kissane the title of Honorary Alderman. David served as a councillor for Symonds Green – his home ward - and retired in May this year after more than 29 years on the council.

David was an active councillor in the community, serving on bodies such as the Bus Users’ Group. Most recently he was the chair of the Licensing Committee and chaired the Old Town Residents’ meetings.

He was also elected as Mayor of Stevenage, serving from 2000 to 2001.

Councillor Sharon Taylor, Leader of Stevenage Borough Council, said: “I am delighted that the council has agreed to confer this honour on David. He has done great work helping many people and was a very popular councillor, not only in Symonds Green and the Old Town but throughout Stevenage.”

The title of Honorary Alderman may be conferred on someone who has served as a council member and is no longer in the office, who has “in the opinion of the council rendered eminent services to the council.”  An Honorary Alderman may attend and take part in civic events.