Cllr Jenny McHugh
Cllr Jenny McHugh has become the first female chairperson of County Meath VEC. Cllr McHugh was selected as chairperson by the board members at their monthly meeting yesterday.
As she received the chain of office from outgoing chair John Fanning, Cllr McHugh praised him for his professionalism and fairness in chairing the meetings.
She also thanked the board for entrusting the role to her, saying she accepted it with honour and would carry out all duties with commitment, enthusiasm and a determination to ensure that the children and young adults who attend the VEC schools would be educated to the highest standard.
“My passion is education so this chain of office means a lot to me personally and professionally,” she said. “I will wear it with respect for what it stands for, an enthusiasm for the role I have to fill and a vision for the future education in this county.”
Cllr McHugh is a Labour Party councillor in Meath County Council's Navan Electoral Area. She is also principal of St Stephen's NS, Johnstown.