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YLCA Joint Executive Board

The Joint Executive Board is the policy making and overseeing body of YLCA. It comprises representatives of member councils, elected at the annual meeting of their area Branch. The number of representatives to the Joint Executive Board is decided by the Joint Annual General Meeting from time to time.

The Chairman of the Board is Councillor Stuart Bradnam. Chairmanship is held on a rotational, four yearly basis between West, North and South Yorkshire with North Yorkshire holding office until 2023.

Currently the representation is as follows:
North Yorkshire - 10 members (two from Harrogate and Hambleton Districts, 1 from each of the other districts and 1 from York);

South Yorkshire - 5 members;

West Yorkshire - 7 members (2 from Leeds, 4 from South Pennine and 1 from Wakefield);

President and Vice-Presidents are ex-officio members of the Joint Executive. Since July 2018, the Executive has 22 members based on a formula agreed by the Joint Annual Meeting held on 15 July 2017. The Joint Executive Board meets 4 times per year and minutes of meetings can be found in the Guidance and Resources section of the website.

The YLCA has 12 Branches which meet three times a year and include representatives from member councils in the Branch area:
Craven
Hambleton
Harrogate
Leeds
Richmondshire
Ryedale
Scarborough
Selby
South Pennine
South Yorkshire
Wakefield
York

You can find minutes of the meetings here.

The Joint Annual General Meeting appoints a President who is currently Mr Michael Elsmore. There are two Vice-Presidents who are MPs Craig Whitaker and Julian Sturdy. The Chairman of the Joint Executive Board is Cllr Stuart Bradnam (North Yorkshire Branch).

The following committees which meet quarterly report to the Joint Executive Board:
Finance and General Purposes Committee:
Audit Panel;
Employment Panel;
Strategic Working Group.