Cllr Ann Reid, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe, has been appointed an MBE in the New Year's Honours List, as recognition for her service to local government and the City of York.
Ann was first elected to represent the Foxwood ward at a by-election in 1986. Following boundary changes in 2003 she was elected to represent Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward. For over 30 years Ann has served the people of York with dedication and enthusiasm.
In 2015 Ann became the first person in the history of the City of York unitary authority to poll more than 3,000 votes in a local election.
In addition to helping hundreds of residents every year with local issues, Ann served as Lord Mayor of York (1993-94), as Master of the Company of Cordwainers and as a long serving school governor. She was only the fifth woman to serve as York's Lord Mayor, an office that stretches back to 1217.
Cllr Ann Reid MBE said: “I am surprised and delighted to have been proposed for this honour. It has been a privilege to represent the residents of Dringhouses and Woodthorpe for so many years.
I am grateful to my family and fellow councillors who have given me great support over the years and I am so lucky to have been able to give something back to this wonderful city.”