Councillor Laura Crane has been appointed Cheshire East Council’s deputy cabinet member for highways and waste.
Cllr Crane is the Labour ward member for Sandbach Ettiley Heath and Wheelock and is a member of the constitution committee, community governance review sub-committee and both the corporate and environment and regeneration overview and scrutiny committees.
She is also a director of the council’s arms-length company Transport Services Solutions and sits on the Sandbach Partnership and Linden Bank Community Liaison Group.
Councillor Sam Corcoran, leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “I am very pleased to appoint Laura to this important role in a high-profile portfolio and know she will provide great support to cabinet member Cllr Brian Roberts.
“Laura is a very capable councillor and I know she is passionate about serving our residents and helping deliver both a highways service and a waste service that people can be rightly proud of.”
Cllr Laura Crane, deputy cabinet member for highways and waste, said: “Every one of us relies on both the services within this portfolio, both can help us to work towards our climate change goals and I hope to encourage more community groups to join us on that journey.
“I am really looking forward to the challenges of my new role and of helping in the delivery of improved highways across our borough and a first-class waste and recycling service that is the envy of other authorities.
“I would like to thank the leader and my cabinet colleagues for their support and trust in appointing me to this new responsibility.”