My Years on Council

Dr IAN ADAMSON OBE  Curriculum Vitae as Councillor-Ulster Unionist Party

Elected as Councillor to represent the Victoria Electoral Area in May 1989.

Re-elected as Councillor to represent the Victoria Electoral Area in May 1993, May

1997, June 2001 and May 2005.

Elected Deputy Lord Mayor in June 1994.

Elected Lord Mayor in June 1996.

Awarded OBE in Queen’s Honours List January 1998

Elected to Assembly in June 1998 – Did not stand for re-election to Assembly in

November 2003

COUNCIL 1989-93


Town Planning Committee

Community Services Committee

Health, Markets & Meat Plant

Road Safety Committee (1989-90 and 1992-93)

Transportation Review (1989-90)

Police Liaison & Local Security (1989-90)

General Purposes and Finance (Conference/Concert Hall) Sub-Committee

(1989-90 and 1991-92)

Outside Bodies

Member of Eastern Health & Social Services Board

Member of Board of Trustees: Ulster Museum

Member of Board of Trustees: Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

1989 – 1992 and 1993 – Member of Court of University of Ulster

COUNCIL 1993-97


Client Services Committee (1993-96)

Health & Environmental Services Committee (1993-96)

Client (Community) Sub-Committee (1993-96)

Policy & Resources (Laganside) Sub-Committee (1994-95)

Policy & Resources (Arts & Tourism) Sub-Committee (1995-96)

(Chairman – March 1995 – June 1995)

Town Planning (April 1995 – May 1996)

Outside Bodies

Member of Forum for Local Government and the Arts.

COUNCIL 1997-2001


Contract Services Committee

Town Planning Committee

Policy & Resources (Personnel) Sub-Committee

Client (Waterfront Hall Board)

Policy & Resources (Cultural Diversity) Sub-Committee (March 1998)

(Chairman – March – May 1998)

Outside Bodies

Court of the University of Ulster

1997-June 1999 – BCC Road Safety Committee

Somme Association

Belfast Institute of Further & Higher Education

COUNCIL 2001-2005


Development Committee

Town Planning Committee (Chairman – June 2003 – May 2005)

Development (Arts) Sub-Committee

Outside Bodies

Knocknagoney Community Centre Committee

East Belfast Partnership Board

Eastern Health and Social Services Council (From July 2003)

COUNCIL 2005-2007


Community and Recreation Committee

Health and Environmental Services Committee

Policy and Performance Review Sub-Committee

Arts Sub-Committee

Tourism and Promotion of Belfast Sub-Committee

Membership of Committees post new Governance Arrangements

(June 2007-May 2011)

Strategic Policy and Resources Committee

Health and Environmental Services Committee (Chairman June 2010- May 2011)

Parks and Leisure Committee

Outside Bodies

ARC 21 Joint Committee

Association of Port Health Authorities

Court of University of Ulster

East Belfast Partnership Board

North Belfast DPP Sub-Group ( from December 2008 – December 2009)

Belfast Hills Partnership Board ( from December 2009 – May 2011 )

Belfast City Centre Management Board (from June 2010 – May 2011)

LGEMG Radiation Monitoring Co-ordinating Committee (from June 2010 – May 2011)

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